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Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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    March 2009
  • 16

    August 2009
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  

The MFA's 2009 exhibition Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice, sponsored by UniCredit Group and Pioneer Investments, will display a remarkable number of art masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance.



In the sixteenth century, Venice was one of the largest and richest cities in Europe. A steady demand for paintings from both local and international clients fostered a climate of exceptional competition and innovation. "Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" is the first major exhibition dedicated to the artistic rivalry of the three greatest Venetian painters of the sixteenth century.


The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will use the context of this rivalry to express the history and culture of Italy. Paintings from Florence, Milan, Rome, Vicenza, Mamiano and Naples will be used to recreate the impact of Italian 16th century painting to a worldwide audience of scholars, businesses and the general public. 


Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese together created a body of work that defined a "Venetian style" by its loose technique, rich coloring, and often pastoral or sensual subject matter. 


These elements inspired countless later artists, promoting a Venetian current in painting up to the twentieth century. The exhibition includes approximately sixty paintings from important museums in Europe and the United States, as well as pictures that have remained over the years in the settings for which they were painted—churches in Venice.


As the corporate sponsors of this very special art exhibition UniCredit Group and Pioneer Investments are acting as ambassadors to strengthen the Italian and American cultural relationship. Through this exhibition many people will have the opportunity to attend special lectures, courses and events which include presentations on Venetian textiles, Italian fashion, literature and classical music concerts.


(picture: cover of the exhibition's catalogue)


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