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Accademia Art Museum, Venice: 31 reviews and 41 photos

  Gallerie Dell'Accademia
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[?] Unlike Giorgione, Tiziano Vecellio called Titian lived for 86 years. He was considered to be the towering genius in his own time, even described by the 16th century Italian painter Gian Paolo Lomazzo as the "sun amidst small stars not only among the Italians but all the painters of the world". His paintings could be seen all over Venice, but also in many world museums. The Accademia Galleries possess several, among them "Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple", "St John the Baptist in the Desert" and marvelous "Pieta", Titian's last painting, considered by many artists and art historians to be the greatest of his works.

Jacopo Robusti called Tintoretto and Paolo Caliari called Veronese were the great masters of the Venetian school and the most successful Venetian painters in the generation after Titian's death. Almost all of his life Tintoretto spent in Venice and most of his works are still in the churches or other buildings for which they had been painted. Nevertheless the Accademia Galleries treasure quite many of Tintoretto's paintings. "The Miracle of St Mark Freeing the Slave", "Creation of the Animals", "Lamentation over the Dead Christ", "The Stealing of the Dead Body of St Mark"? are just some of them.

To be continued in PART VII?

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
Website: http://www.gallerieaccademia.org/?lang=en

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 6, 2009
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