Event

Rosalba Carriera, miniature su avorio

Rosalba Carriera, in addition to her work in pastel portraiture, was an extraordinary painter of ivory miniatures, essentially the pioneer who elevated this genre from a craft to a true art form.
Through an innovative technique, Rosalba managed, for the first time, to bring the loose and vibrant brushwork of canvas painting onto the tiny surface of ivory backgrounds. The success was immediate. There was no traveler during their stay in Venice who did not aspire to have a miniature portrait by Rosalba. However, today, it is not so common to come across these small images; in fact, their number is much smaller compared to pastels.

This occasion is dedicated to Rosalba Carriera as a miniaturist, presenting a retrospective featuring 36 works to the public, along with pastels, documents, drawings, and prints from the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice, other institutions, and private collections. It is a rare opportunity to admire these extraordinarily fragrant and delicate works, now considered classics of Rococo art, in the year that marks the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the artist's birth.
Date: 
Saturday, October 14, 2023 to Wednesday, February 14, 2024
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Price: 
Paid admission

Orario:

Dalle 10.00 alle 18.00 (ultimo ingresso ore 17.00)
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