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Exhibition at Palazzo Ducale

“From Titian to Rubens. Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish collections”.
The exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Ducale dedicated to the Flemish and Venetian masters will remain open until 1 March 2020, giving you a few more days to visit Venice and admire the masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish collections on display in the splendid Doge’s Apartments in Palazzo Ducale.

You will be able to admire and compare pieces by Titian, Rubens, and the most important Flemish artists, allowing you to grasp the depth of the cultural, commercial, and artistic relationship between Venice and Flanders during the 16th and 17th centuries. In fact, the paintings seem to come from a single school, making the 1200 km distance that separates Venice from Antwerp appear insignificant.

The masterpieces on display include Titian’s “Portrait of a Lady and her daughter” (depicting the painter’s lover with their daughter Emilia) and Tintoretto’s “The Angel Foretelling Saint Catherine of Alexandria of Her Martyrdom” (famously known as “David Bowie’s Tintoretto”, having belonged to the rock star). For both paintings, this exhibition will be the first time back in Venice after many years abroad.

The exhibition pieces at Venice’s Palazzo Ducale come from the Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts, the Antwerp Rubenshuis (Rubens House), the museums of Ghent, Bruges, and Leuven, and from important private collections.

Locanda Fiorita is just a 10-minute walk from the Palazzo Ducale. We’ll be waiting for you!