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The masters of Renaissance Venice

Bellini, Giorgione, Titian

Published 4 April 2016

With In the Age of Giorgione in our galleries, curator Per Rumberg heads to Venice to track down its elusive masters in the golden age of painting.

  • In the late 1400s, Venice was a vibrant centre of trade with a strong artistic tradition – and Giovanni Bellini, then in his 70s, was its undisputed master. Then, in the first decade of the 1500s, two new figures appeared on the scene: Giorgione and Titian, bringing with them innovations that revolutionised Renaissance painting, from portraiture to allegory and altarpieces. With In the Age of Giorgione in our galleries, Per Rumberg heads to Venice to find their work in its original home, from the Grand Canal frescoes that prove Giorgione and Titian worked together, to the most important commission in Venice at the time – Titian’s great Assumption altarpiece.

  • Bellini, Giorgione, Titian

    In search of surviving works by great masters of Renaissance Venice – Bellini, Giorgione and Titian – and their original sites, Per Rumberg heads to the Palazzo Grimani, the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca d‘Oro and the great Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.


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