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The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum rescues the Venetian Renaissance

The sample, which can be visited from next June 20 until September 24, will reflect on the Venetian painting of the 16th century and will gather in Madrid works of artists such as Tintoretto, Titian, Lotto or Veronese.

Two nymphs in a landscape (Jupiter disguised as Diana seducing Callisto), from Palma the Elder © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

It is already possible to get the temporary exhibition tickets The Renaissance in Venice. Triumph of beauty and destruction of painting, which focuses on one of the most important pictorial schools in Italy, as opposed to what was happening in Florence and in Rome. "While the latter based their style on the importance of drawing, Venetian painting based its aesthetic sense on color and sensuality", explains its curator, Fernando Checa Cremades.

The importance of pastoral scenes but also of the city, the mythology, the beauty of the human being or the destruction of the painting They are the main themes of the sample. "The image of the beautiful woman contrasts with that of the beautiful sinner, that is, Magdalena, with the three capital examples of Titian exposed in the museum. And, on the other hand, the Venetian color technique, which He despises the drawing and comes to a paint of stains, almost blurry and abstract; it can be seen in examples of Titian, Bassano and Tintoretto, which also precedes several of the abstract tendencies of modern art, "he continues.

Cephalus and Procris, from Veronese © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Cremades acknowledges that "the difficulty of the exhibition has been to have to choose between a large number of masterpieces." The final selection consists of 89 canvases that have moved since the Louvre, in Paris; the National Gallery, From london; the Uffizi Galleryin Florence; the Ermitage Museumfrom St. Petersburg or the Royal Collections of El Escorial, among others.

Portrait of a young man in his studio, by Lorenzo Lotto © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

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