From April 23 2013 to August 17 2013
MANET. Return to Venice
Manet. Return to Venice is the name of the exhibition the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia will host from 24th April to 18th August 2013 in the monumental rooms of the Doge's Palace, planned with the special collaboration of the Musée D'Orsay in Paris, which possesses the largest number of masterpieces by this extraordinary painter.
The exhibition arises from a need to undertake a critical survey of the cultural models that inspired the young Manet when he embarked on a career as painter early in life. These models, which have hitherto referred almost exclusively to the influence of Spanish painting on his art, actually included much Italian Renaissance art, as the Venetian exhibition will show: alongside his masterpieces, there will also be a series of exceptional studies inspired by great 16th-century Venetian paintings, from Titian to Tintoretto and Lotto in particular. The Venetian exhibition will also highlight his close links with Italy and Venice.
Curated by Stéphane Guégan, with the scientific direction of Guy Cogeval and Gabriella Belli, the exhibition will be a major event.
The project has been made possible thanks not only to the exceptional loans from the Musée d'Orsay, but also from many other international institutions.