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"Gallerie Dell'Accademia PART V (I&V)" Top 5 Page for this destination Accademia Art Museum Tip by Zvrlj

Accademia Art Museum, Venice: 31 reviews and 41 photos

  Gallerie Dell'Accademia, entrance
by Zvrlj

[…] "Portrait of a Young Man before a Landscape" by Flemish painter Hans Memling is the great example of Renaissance portrait painting in northern countries.

The 16th century art – Cinquecento started in Venice with Giovanni Bellini and continued with his pupils Giorgione and Titian. Giorgio Barbarelli from Castelfranco called Giorgione lived for about 33 years, left a few paintings which can be confidently attributed to him, almost nothing is known about his life, but he is considered to be one of the greatest painters in the history of art. Two of his masterpieces are treasured in the Accademia Galleries. One of them is the famous and mysterious "Tempest", the meaning of which has been greatly debated. It was described by the 16th century Venetian scholar Marcantonio Michiel as "the landscape on canvas with a tempest, a gypsy and soldier in a storm", but recently it is believed that it depicts Demeter and Iasion at the moment he had been killed by Zeus with a thunderbolt. The other is an allegoric portrait called "Col Tempo" or "The Old Woman". We have to mention that we had an opportunity to see Giorgione's only altar-piece, called "Castelfranco Madonna" in the Accademia Galleries where it was exhibited in 2005, after the long restauration in the Accademia Laboratories. This painting is permanently exhibited in Duomo in Castelfranco Veneto, 40 km far from Venice.

To be continued in PART VI…

Address: Campo della Carita, Dorsoduro
Directions: Gallerie Dell'Accademia can easily be reached by vaporetto ("Accademia" station).
Working hours: Monday 08:15 am - 2:00 pm / Tuesday to Sunday 08:15 am - 7:15 pm
Closed: 1th Jan, 1th May, 25th Dec.

Phone: +39 041 5222247

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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