• Staatsgalerie, © SMG Achim Mende
    Staatsgalerie, © SMG Achim Mende
  • Luca Carlevarijs, Interieur mit vier Figuren, um 1710/20, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung
    Luca Carlevarijs, Interieur mit vier Figuren, um 1710/20, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Graphische Sammlung
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La Serenissima - Drawing in Venice from the 16th to the 18th Century

Date:
15 November 2019 – 02 February 2020
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Venice holds a prominent position on the map of Italy's artistic landscapes. Brought about by the omnipresent reflecting water surfaces, the unusual light in the »Floating City« inspired not only Venetian painters but also and above all draughtsmen. The stroke of ink, often executed with a pen, takes a leading role: playfully scattered dots and little hook-shaped dabs of a spirited, vibrant, dance-like buoyancy were employed along with washes to reproduce the shimmering effects of the unique atmosphere of »La Serenissima« (»The Most Serene«, as Venice was affectionately called). Compositions sparing in their use of drawing materials and confident in their feeling for expansive surfaces were the result.

Featuring some fifty drawings by more than twenty artists - among them Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594), Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), Sebstiano Ricci (1659-1734), Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754) and Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (1762-1844) - the exhibition will present the various facets of Venetian draughtsmanship from the sixteenth century to the fall of the Republic of Venice in the eighteenth.

The show will enhance the concurrent major special exhibition "Tiepolo". Apart from shedding light on Tiepolo's development and his status among the artists of Venice, it will also provide insights into the distinguished collection of Venetian drawings in the holdings of the Staatsgalerie's Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

 

Location

State Gallery Stuttgart
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 30-32
70173 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0)711 470 40 0
Fax: +49 (0)711 236 99 83

Contact

State Gallery Stuttgart
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 30-32
70173 Stuttgart

Phone: +49 (0)711 470 40 0
Fax: +49 (0)711 236 99 83

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