Archinto presents new and recent paintings and sculptures by Georg Baselitz. Installed on the piano nobile of Museo di Palazzo Grimani, the exhibition includes twelve paintings made expressly for the Sala del Portego, which hang on 18th-century stucco-framed panels where portraits of the Grimani family had been on display until the end of the 19th century. In this show, Baselitz pays homage to Venice and its rich artistic tradition, establishing art historical continuity while also signalling a rupture between the Renaissance portrait tradition and its contemporary equivalents. The exhibition is curated by Mario Codognato and organised by Venetian Heritage and Direzione regionale Musei Veneto, in association with Gagosian.
The luxurious mansion of doge Antonio Grimani housing ancient and Renaissance art collectionsThe building of Palazzo Grimani Museum (Museo di Palazzo Grimani) dates back to the Renaissance period. Antonio Grimani acquired it as a private residence, and it remained in his family until 1865. The Grimani family restored and enlarged the building according to classical Roman architecture. The palace opened as a museum in 2008, housing the collections of art and archaeology of Cardinal Domenico Grimani and Giovanni, patriarch of Aquileia, who bequeathed a portion of their collections to the Republic of Venice. In the collection are over a hundred classical style sculptures, some Roman and Greek, and white stucco work and mannerist frescoes by Federico Zuccari. The spectacular Tribuna room was designed by Giovanni Grimani and inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. The Bosch room is dedicated to the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, and includes his famed piece Vision of the Other World. The palace also occasionally hosts temporary art exhibitions.
A free audio guide, available to stream from 10 April to 1 May, will enhance your experience of Homo Faber in Citta. Discover more about Venice, its crafts workshops and its heritage as a city of craftsmanship, to complement your personal tour.Listen
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