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Exhibition: La Serenissima: Drawing in 18th century Venice 

Location

Courtauld Institute of Art,

Somerset House, Strand, London,
WC2R 0RN

Dates

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 11th Feb 2024

Cost: £11

Description

This display will present an outstanding group of around twenty Venetian drawings from The Courtauld’s collection. They evoke the energy and creativity of Venice at a time when the city flourished as one of the great cultural capitals of Europe.

At the dawn of the 18th century, Venice was a magnet for visitors from across Europe, drawn by its architecture, history, and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Many of the artists featured in this exhibition produced works for an international clientele, who avidly collected images of the city, its inhabitants, and its colourful traditions. Landmarks such as St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal set the stage for Canaletto’s celebrated views of the city’s lively streets and waterways. Piazzetta’s evocative head studies and Giambattista Tiepolo’s playful caricatures depict an early modern metropolis populated by a myriad of characters of different social backgrounds, while Guardi’s panoramic Feast of Ascension Day records the formal splendour and ceremony of the city known as La Serenissima – the most serene.

The programme of displays in the Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery is generously supported by the International Music and Art Foundation, with additional support from James Bartos.

Included with Gallery Entry.


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This exhibition runs from Sat, 14th Oct 2023 to Sun, 11th Feb 2024

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Location

Courtauld Institute of Art,

Somerset House, Strand, London,
WC2R 0RN

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