"Titians unseen work. The Flight into Egypt and the great Venetian painting": an extraordinary art exhibition in Venice to investigate the complex figurative relationship between man and nature

From 29 August 2012 to 02 December 2012


There is great anticipation for the arrival in Venice of one of the greatest masterpieces by Titian, The Flight into Egypt, which will star in one of the most important Venice exhibitions in 2012.

At the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, from August 29 to December 2, 2012, "Titians unseen work. The Flight into Egypt and the great Venetian painting" a fascinating exhibition on Titian in Venice to investigate the revolution that occurred in the representation of nature and in the relationship between figure and landscape between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Titian and some of the greatest artists of Venetian and European art, who took part in this important moment in the history of art, in a stunning exhibition at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice.

After a restoration that lasted 12 years, The Flight into Egypt by Titian in Venice is one of the most prestigious art exhibitions of 2012, a unique opportunity to see this famous masterpiece, considered the greatest "landscape" of Venetian painting of the sixteenth century, traditionally kept at the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg.

An imposing and revolutionary work (204 324 cm) in which Titian interprets nature with an unprecedented expressiveness, putting together lights, shadows and details in a masterly way, so that the human figures seem to blend with the surrounding nature.

Following the lengthy restoration that has brought it back to its former splendor, the Hermitage Museums Flight into Egypt by Titian will be exhibited for the first time in 250 years first at the National Gallery in London and then at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice: unique opportunities to admire this masterpiece before its final return to St. Petersburg.

The organization of this extraordinary Titians exhibition in Venice,Italy, is made possible by an international agreement between the State Hermitage Museum, the Superintendence for Historical, Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological Heritage, the Museums of Venice and the Venetian Municipalities, the National Gallery of London and the Hermitage Foundation in Italy.

In the exhibition in Venice The Flight into Egypt by Titian is juxtaposed to numerous artworks by great Venetian and European artists, who between the fifteenth and sixteenth century marked the representation of nature in its relationship with the human figure. From Bellini to Giorgione, to Albrecht Drer and Hieronymus Bosch, passing through Lorenzo Lotto, Cima da Conegliano, and others: the painting of the Renaissance compared in numerous works of great emotional impact! Investigated with varying success by generations of artists, the relationship between nature and the human figure is presented in Venice by Giovanni Bellini's early experiments, where nature can be likened to an altar that welcomes living icons, as well Giorgiones ones, where landscape and the natural elements become the protagonists of the scene and the figures are embedded in the vast backdrop of nature.

From more traditional representations to the more personal interpretations that can be found in the work of Lorenzo Lotto and Hieronymus Bosch: on display at the Gallerie dell'Accademia an intense figurative path that culminates in the work of Titian. Influenced by Albrecht Drer, Titian manages to introduce in a classical composition a vibrant and fresh atmosphere, without preconceived ideas, which becomes part of the passions and feelings of man: a canvas of majestic proportions where nature is represented in all its splendor.

And after this if you want to visit other extraordinary art exhibitions in Venice in 2012, book now one of the many hotels in Venice and immerse yourself for a few days in the art of this unique city!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff