From April 23 2013 to September 14 2013
VENICE AT THE TIME OF MANET, in photographs of the period
From April 24th to September 15th 2013
Palazzo Ducale, Venezia
Appartamento dogale e Sala dello Scrutinio
The major exhibition dedicated to Edouard Manet in the Doge's Palace provides the opportunity to present the history and atmosphere of Venice in the mid-19th century, experienced by the French artist during his stays in the city. During these visits, the Frenchman was fascinated by the city and the history of its monuments and works of art, which influenced his own manner, leaving visible traces in his production.
Prints, guides, publications and, especially, photographs of the period drawn from the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia vast archives and in particular from the Archivio Fotografico Naya, focus on the experiences and routes Manet followed in a city by then resigned to its loss of any major political or economic role and already looking to reconstruct the myth of its historic and artistic past.