'The Triumph of Color. From Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi. Vicenza and the Masterpieces of the Moscow Pushkin Museum’

The great period of eighteenth-century art in Veneto through the collections of the Pushkin Museum and the Vicenza museums

From 23 November 2018 to 05 May 2019

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From 23 November 2018 to 5 May 2019 a major exhibition in Vicenza, dedicated to Eighteenth-century art in Veneto, will put together 25 works from the Palazzo Chiericati collection and 9 from the Gallerie d'Italia with the masterpieces of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow! This exceptional Vicenza exhibition in 2018 on Eighteenth century art in Veneto will offer the opportunity to admire over fifty famous paintings, many of which are already known to the general public since they are shown in every manual of art history!

Housed until last October at the Pushkin Museum, which contains the most important collection of European art in Moscow, the Vicenza art exhibition 'The Triumph of Color. From Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi' has been highly appreciated by both visitors and critics: in Vicenza it will be housed in the two exhibition venues that have contributed to it with various loans: Palazzo Chiericati, home of the civic museum, and Gallerie d’Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, the museum of Intesa Sanpaolo in Vicenza.

Followed, imitated on many occasions, collected and appreciated for their ability to depict sacred and secular subjects softly switching between different situations, the artists active in the old continent during the eighteenth century have been a model for all subsequent generations: the Pushkin Museum exhibition in Vicenza aims to highlight the great impact that Eighteenth century art in Veneto had on European artists. The visitor will discover the particular juncture of European art represented by Eighteenth century art in Veneto and Venice, through the illustrious protagonists - Giambattista Tiepolo, Giambattista Pittoni, Luca Carlevarijs, Giambattista Piazzetta, Antonio Giovanni Canal known as Canaletto, Francesco Guardi and Pietro Longhi - that made it an enduring movement.

The exhibition aims to present a fascinating journey between the paintings of the Pushkin Museum and the body of works selected among the vast collection of the Civic Museums of Vicenza and the artworks of Intesa Sanpaolo. In Palazzo Leoni Montanari, in particular, it will also be possible to admire the Madonna with saints Ludovico of Tolosa, Anthony of Padova and Francis of Assisi by Giambattista Tiepolo, together with the precious collection of Eighteenth-century Venetian paintings housed in the Vicenza Palace, which also includes the famous corpus of paintings by Pietro Longhi.

The exhibition is not confined to the Galleries d’Italia and Palazzo Chiericati: the Canaletto exhibition in Vicenza will in fact include palaces, villas and churches in the city of Vicenza and the surrounding area. The organizers did not simply work to create the exhibition, but also set out to develop a real experience thanks to special itineraries that include the Palladio Museum and the three Venetian villas that host the major masterpieces of Eighteenth-century European frescos - Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Villa Cordellina and Villa Zileri, all Unesco listed and adorned with incredible paintings.

'The Triumph of Color. From Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi. Vicenza and the Masterpieces of the Moscow Pushkin Museum’ is produced by MondoMostre and promoted by the City of Vicenza, the Moscow Museum of Fine Arts A.S. Pushkin and Intesa Sanpaolo. It was curated by Victoria Markova, head of the Italian culture department of the Pushkin Museum, and Prof. Stefano Zuffi, art historian, with the scientific advice of Prof. Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa.

After having presented the masterpieces of Venetian art to the public in Russia and Moscow with the treasures of the Palazzo Chiericati and Palazzo Leoni Montanari collections, now it is up to Italy and its plentiful visitors to come into contact with the Venetian treasures constituting the heritage of the Moscow’s museum. This is an exchange dedicated to art and culture that will allow the general public to admire the Pushkin Museum on display in Vicenza in its extraordinary Italian artworks, in Italy again due to this very exceptional event! In addition, this art exhibition in Italy in 2018 will offer the opportunity to see once more the works of the Palazzo Chiericati collection, which will be again exhibited after more than a decade, and will offer a taste of what can be admired in the museum once the new layout of the 17-18th century section is completed.

'The Triumph of Color. From Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi. Vicenza and the Masterpieces of the Moscow Pushkin Museum’: a journey through the time that witnessed the establishment of Venetian art as the perfect example for the western world!


Tickets 'The Triumph of Color. From Tiepolo to Canaletto and Guardi. Vicenza and the Masterpieces of the Moscow Pushkin Museum’
Single ticket that includes access to both exhibition venues

  • Adult: €14.00
  • Concessions €12.00 - holders of the entry ticket to Palazzo Chiericati Museum, children up to 18 years, university students up to 25 years, groups
  • Schools groups €5.00
  • Free for children up to 6 years, tourist guides, accredited journalists and concessions allowed by the law

Opening hours

  • Palazzo Chiericati Civic Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm; closed on Mondays
  • Gallerie d'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm; closed on Monday
By Insidecom Editorial Staff