PROJECT INTORETTO 500

On the occasion of the five hundred years after his birth, Tintoretto is returning to fascinate the public on the occasion of the celebrations that the whole of Venice will be organising for him, starting in September.

The focal point will be the imposing exhibition project that, since 2015, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia has been developing together with the National Gallery of Art in Washington; this has also been fully supported by the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia. The result, 80 years after the last show the city devoted to him, is an extraordinary monographic exhibition of the artist’s work at Palazzo Ducale, from September 7 2018 to January 6 2019 (TINTORETTO 1519-1594), centred on the most inventive period of his art: from his full maturity, from halfway through the1540s, up to the final works. Concurrently there will be a large show at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice (IL GIOVANE TINTORETTO) devoted to the masterpieces of his first ten years of activity and to the fertile context in which he started off his career in art. From March 10 2019 the museum in Washington will be proposing, for the first time in the United States, the figure and art of Tintoretto in all its complexity, through an excellent itinerary that will have as its starting point the exhibition in Palazzo Ducale.

However, there will be many other prestigious institutes that in Venice for this special year will be celebrating Jacopo Robusti with original initiatives for exhibitions, publishing, and congresses. Among these, in particular, will be the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, one of the key points for the master’s activity, the custodian of imposing series of paintings, and the Patriarchal Curia with its many churches that still today conserve precious works by Tintoretto. Fundamental for all this has been the support of Save Venice Inc. which over these past two years has sponsored the technical examination and restoration of many of the artist’s masterpieces in Venice (eighteen paintings and the artist’s tomb), so allowing the public now to admire them in all their splendour, either in the show or on a tour of the city specifically arranged by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia in collaboration with the Patriarchal Curia.

The young Tintoretto
Curated by Roberta Battaglia, Paola Marini, Vittoria Romani
September 7 2018 – January 6 2019
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

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