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Andrea Schiavone, Carlo and Camilla and the Renaissance in Venice

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Andrea Schiavone, Carlo and Camilla and the Renaissance in Venice

Currently, at the Correr  Museum in Venice, located in St. Mark's Square, a beautiful exhibition of a little known Venetian painter, Andrea Schiavone is on show.

Although operating in the middle of the 1500s, his contemporaries mainly preferred other artists to him. This was mainly due to the few, and not exactly flattering, comments that Giorgio Vasari made about him in his famous book on the lives on the most famous Italian artists of his time, in which he defined him as an inaccurate dauber of canvas drawings.

Schiavone, however, was very popular in England, as you will be able to see from the works of art in the exhibition: many paintings and drawings come from the UK where they were bought by several collectors during the 1600s.

For example, in room IX there are four tablets, that was once part of a frieze, which have been kindly loaned to the exhibition in Venice by his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Charles of Windsor and his illustrious consort Camilla Parker Bowls. The four works are usually found in their living room in London.

'The judgment of Midas', the large canvas that dominates in Room XI, comes instead from the main Hall of Kensington Palace, the residence of Prince William and Princess Kate, where the painting occupies a place of honor.

Take advantage of this special exhibition to admire these works of art that are usually only seen by 'royal eyes'. And you will come into contact with this great artist in the company of an expert Venetian guide: fill in the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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