Italy goes to Japan: the most beautiful masterpieces of Reinassance's panting will be shown in five japanese cities within a special travelling exhibition entitled "Pittura a Venezia. From Tiziano to Longhi".
This event is a part of the great exhibition "Primavera Italiana 2007" dedicated to the made in Italy, supported by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Japan.
The curator of the exhibition is Vincenzo Sanfo, President of the Centro Italiano per le Arti e la Cultura, already author of previous exhibitions based on Venetian Painting in France and in Mexico, while the organization is made by Idea Japon.
The scientific committee is composed by important art's critics and art's historian skilled in venetian art, such as Adriana Augusti, Augusto Gentilini, Fiorella Minervino, Pietro, Jacopo e Sebastiano Scarpa, Claudio Strinati e Babet Trevisan and also the chief manager of the five hosting museums.
The exhibitions will move through five japanese museums covering all the year, starting from March 27th:
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota from 27th march to 20th may
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka from 26th may to 8th july 2007
Oita Art Museum, Oita from 14th july to 27th august 2007
Bunkamura The Museum, Tokyo from 2nd september to 26th october 2007
Tottori Prefectural Museum, Tottori from 3rd november to 9th december 2007
The artworks come from important public collections, such as the Fondazione Querini Stampalia of Venice and the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca of Rome and from other renowned private collections as the Galleria Doria Pamphilj of Rome and the Collezione Scarpa from Venice.
There will be shown around hundred masterpieces from venetian Reinassance (some have never been outside Italy) of great masters of all time: Bellini, Giorgione, Tiziano, Tiepolo, Lotto, Canaletto, Longhi, Veronese.
The exhibition will run through the history of venetian Republic in its main characteristics: the power, represented by the figure of the Doge ľ as many artworks testify ľ the views of Venice, especially the different angled-views of Piazza San Marco and at last the religious and mythological subjects that complete the society's view of that age. In all these paintings emerge the typical venetian ôtonalismö, the realism in portraits, the photographic precision of landscapes.
A new extraordinary exhibition in its size and quality that will charm all the japanese people.