Baroque Splendour of Venice: Tiepolo and Contemporaries
3 June – 1 October 2017
An exhibition that provides a unique insight into Venetian Baroque painting and
presents a number of the masterpieces of the period.
The carefully selected works of Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo and other
important representatives of the Venetian painting circle of the 18th century such as
Giambattista Piazzetta, Marco and Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Pittoni, Francesco
Aviani, Giuseppe Zais and many others come from the extensive holdings of the
Pinacoteca Civica di Vicenza, housed in the Renaissance Palazzo Chiericati of the
great Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.
The most important name of the exhibition is of course Giambattista Tiepolo (Venice
1696-Madrid 1770), unquestionably the prime figure of the “galant century”, whose life
was full of successes and magnificent commissions in Venice and surroundings, as well
as in other parts of Europe (in Würzburg and Madrid, for example), without a shadow
of doubt one of the greatest of the painters of Venice, one who was much appreciated
among the “noble, rich people” who determined his fortune, as he himself remarked.
Organised to accompany the exhibition is a rich programme – a music listening room
with attentively chosen musical treats from 18th century Venice, concerts, lectures, creative
workshops, guided tours and souvenirs inspired by the exhibition as well as the
finest Baroque objects from the splendid holdings of the Museum of Arts and Crafts.
Spend a sumptuous Venetian Baroque summer in the heart of Zagreb, in the finest
Zagreb museum – the Museum of Arts and Crafts!
A MUO entry ticket entitles you to a discount on entry to the exhibition Giambattista
Tiepolo: Drawings / From the Collection of the Musei Civici of Trieste, held from
June 1 to September 3, 2017, in the National Gallery in Ljubljana, and vice versa.