Ca' d'Oro: Masterpieces of the Renaissance in Venice
For the third in its biannual series of temporary exhibitions, The Al Thani Collection at the Hôtel de la Marine hosts a selection of exceptional loans from the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti at the Ca' d’Oro, Venice, which is currently under restoration.
Ca' d'Oro: Masterpieces of the Renaissance in Venice presents a selection of more than 70 works by the greatest artists of the Venetian Renaissance including medals by Gentile Bellini and Pisanello, paintings by Paris Bordon, Tintoretto, and Titian, and sculptures by Tullio Lombardo, Andrea Riccio, Jacopo Sansovino and Alessandro Vittoria. For the first time in over a century, Andrea Mantegna’s ‘Saint Sebastian' – the heart of the collection and the artist’s final masterpiece – leaves its home on the Grand Canal to go on show on the Place de la Concorde.
A gem of Late Gothic architecture, the Ca’ d’Oro is one of the most widely admired palazzi in Venice and is famed for its iconic façade and spectacular decor. Since 1927, the building has been home to a national museum, the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti, where the prized collections donated by Baron Giorgio Franchetti (1865-1922), together with additions from the Italian State, reflect the rich and varied visual culture of Venice with a specific focus on the Renaissance.
The exhibition is jointly organised by The Al Thani Collection Foundation, the Centre des monuments nationaux, the Regional Directorate of Museums of the Veneto and the Venetian Heritage Foundation, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Culture.
Exhibition curated by Philippe Malgouyres, Chief Curator of Heritage, Department of Decorative Arts, Musée du Louvre.