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From Titian to Rubens

From Titian to Rubens. Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish collections.

There is time, until 1 March 2020, to admire the masterpieces of the greatest European artists of the 17th century in the splendid Doge’s apartments of the Palazzo Ducale.

Venice’s Palazzo Ducale is hosting the paintings of Titian, Rubens, and other great Flemish painters who lived between the 16th and 17th centuries. The aim of the exhibition is to compare the incredible artistic production and close dialogue that exists between Venetian and Flemish art, a reflection of the cultural climate in that period. Indeed, the exhibition makes the more than 1200 km between Venice and Antwerp seem insignificant, instead emphasizing the relationships, exchanges, and influences that Venetian art exerted on Flemish art and vice versa.

The pieces on display come from the Antwerp Rubenshuis (Rubens House), the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the museums of Ghent, Bruges, and Leuven, and from important private Flemish collections. Many of the paintings are rarely exhibited due to their exceptional value and delicacy, and this is the first public viewing ever for some.

Venice also welcomes the return of celebrated works by Titian and Tintoretto, including “Portrait of a Lady and her daughter” by Titian (which legend says is actually a portrait of his lover with their daughter Emilia) and the “The Angel Foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of Her Martyrdom” by Tintoretto (famously known as “David Bowie’s Tintoretto”, having belonged to the rock star).

Bloom B&B is a 10-minute walk from Palazzo Ducale. We’ll be waiting for you!