Travelling with Pietro Longhi. From Vicenza to Venice: a bridge of images and words
Fondazione Querini Stampalia onlus
Here are many historical events that unite Vicenza and Venice, along with art and beauty. We propose an unusual and incredible one. It is a bridge of images and words. Two different places, Palazzo Leoni Montanari and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, and a single story: the arrival of Condolio the elephant in the Venetian lagoon in 1774. An exceptional narrator of this story is one of the greatest eighteenth-century artists: Pietro Longhi.
The project implemented by the educational services of Fondazione Querini Stampalia and Gallerie d'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, comes in a digital version, mainly designed for primary schools.
It is divided into three parts:
▪ the story: in the form of a video to create the spirit of the eighteenth century, through the story told by two paintings by the famous Pietro Longhi. This unique story begins with the painting of an elephant, which is preserved at Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza, to then continue to Venice, at Fondazione Querini Stampalia, on the trail of a mysterious link between the work of art and the story of a noble family.
▪ a creative workshop: a video tutorial to inspire you to create a colourful pop-up page in the classroom based on the Venetian adventure of Condolio the elephant, and
▪ an educational sheet: useful supporting information, which includes the artist’s biography, a comparison of the images of the two works and a list of useful materials for the creative workshop.
The materials can be requested free of charge from the educational services of the two institutions involved:
This is an opportunity for an in-depth study from a distance, while awaiting to see the two masterpieces 'live' as soon as educational trips can be resumed. The initiative is part of a collaboration between Intesa Sanpaolo and Fondazione Querini Stampalia which has been welcoming the works of Intesa Sanpaolo that already previously belonged to the collections of the Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, since 2018.
In partnership with: Gallerie d’Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, the museum venue of Intesa Sanpaolo, Vicenza