From Giorgio Franchetti to Giorgio Franchetti at the Ca dOro
From 30 May 2013 to 24 November 2013
Until 24 November 2013, the Ca' d'Oro in Venice, Italy will present a fascinating meeting point between the ancient art collection of the 'grandfather' and the modern innovations collected by his grandson who worked in Rome in the second half of the 19th century, and put together an interesting cross-section of Italian art after World War II.
The exhibition at the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti - Ca 'd'Oro in Venezia will bring together two very different collections that tell the different historical and social situations in which grandfather and grandson have lived: the first was a lover of ancient art and paying particular attention to lesser known masters and works that were not yet famous; his grandson devoted himself to the art of his time, in the lively Roman atmosphere of the 50s and 60s of the 20th century, where he managed to grasp new ideas and foster innovation. Grandparent and grandchild shared a maverick attitude towards the fashions set by the market and a personal sensitivity in the search for works of art.
The baron Giorgio Franchetti, a collector of ancient art, especially Renaissance art, created a very original collection with works of Italian painters such as Mantegna, Tintoretto, Giambono, Titian, Paris Bordon and Guardi, showing keen interest in landscapes, still life and various scenes by the Dutch and Flemish painters of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Among the artists collected by the 'young' Giorgio Franchetti, Cy Twombly, Gino De Dominicis, Piero Manzoni, Ceroili, Mario Schifano, Alighiero Boetti, Mimmo Rotella and Balla... works that will be reunited again at the Ca' d'Oro in Venice, after the dismemberment of the collection after the death of Giorgio Franchetti Jr. in 2006.
This major exhibition will be on display in almost every room of the Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at Ca' d'Oro in Venice: starting in the beautiful courtyard which houses the ashes of Baron Giorgio Franchetti, then continuing on the first floor in the part dedicated to him, between family and collection, dominated by the 'Chapel of Mantegna', designed by the baron just to accommodate the San Sebastian. On the second floor of the Ca' d'Oro Gallery, the Italian post-war art collection by Giorgio Franchetti, Jr., a collection that bears witness to the great skill and passion of the patron, developed outside of the world of the ateliers and galleries art.
For both a life in search of art: Giorgio Franchetti senior collected and combined them into a restored Ca' d'Oro, a wide range of works of art that, in addition to the paintings, boasts medals, wooden furniture, tapestries, carpets, Renaissance sculptures, frescoes, bronzes and ceramics; and the grandson who 'limited' his collection to paintings and sculptures, dedicating himself to picking up the signs of the innovations that would accrue in the 1960s, such as Balla and Manzoni.
Two great patrons gathered at the Franchetti Ca' d'Oro in Venice: fascinating and unprecedented exhibitions that demonstrate how art can pass the gene from generation to generation, bringing together grandfather and grandson in the name of aesthetics and artistic beauty.
Period: From 30 May 2013 to 24 November 2013
Event location: Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at the Ca dOro Venice
Contacts: For more information about the exhibition From Giorgio Franchetti to Giorgio Franchetti at the Ca dOro in Venice: http://www.cadoro.org/