Veronese. Esters stories revealed
From 20 April 2011 to 24 July 2011
The paintings theme is the Crowning of Ester, the Jewish heroine reinterpreted as a foreshadowing of Mary. The events of her life allude to the triumph of faith over heresy and carry a strong anti-Protestant message, this an inevitable fact during the years when the famous Church Council, with its doctrinal and ruling effects, was being held. The painting were eventually hung 12 metres from the floor in the wooden frame of the Church of St Sebastian in Campo San Stae, where the Manierista artist worked for a long part of his life creating many important artistic works.
After 455 years we are back in Venice, this time in spring, the climate is warmer and we find ourselves in the proximity of Palazzo Gimani, the museum that from 20th April to 24th July 2011 will exhibit the three Veroneses paintings, finally restored. The restoration had started in 2008, thanks to the generosity of Save Venice Inc. and the experience of the restorer Giulio Manieri Elia who has brought back in these extraordinary paintings their exceptional colour, luminance and content qualities. The exhibition Veronese. Esters stories revealed will allow visitors to admire for the first time the paintings at eye level, an unmissable opportunity to observe at close range these masterpieces before they return, at the end of the exhibition, to adorn once again the ceilings of the naves of their church of origin.
Period: From 20 April 2011 to 24 July 2011
Event location: Venezia, Museo di Palazzo GrimaniCastello 4858 (Santa Maria Formosa)