A TRIBUTE TO VIRGILIO GUIDI with a look at the Sonino collection
Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation
The great exhibition A TRIBUTE TO VIRGILIO GUIDI with a glance at the Sonino Collection traces a complete journey from the beginning to the end of a tireless research by the great Master, universally considered the father of many generations of Venetian artists, whose creativity spanned almost the whole of the last century. This is the first major monographic exhibition ever held in Venice, consisting of just under 200 works, of which around 30 of Venice will come from the Venetian Sonino collection. The exhibition aims to show how Virgilio Guidi completely changed the vision of landscape art and, in particular, of the landscape view, inventing a perfect and absolute synthesis between the idea of landscape and the idea of Venice itself. And, even more, how he was able to combine in modern painting the Renaissance light with Venetian light, which in turn is itself a synthesis between ideal light and physical light. The exhibition will be set up partly at the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation venue in St. Mark’s Square and partly at Palazzetto Tito. A third space is being defined.