CANOVA, HAYEZ, CICOGNARA. The Last Glory of Venice

Giuseppe Borsato, Commemorazione di Canova, 1824, Oil on canvas, Venezia, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca' Pesaro | © Archivio fotografico-Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

An exhibition commemorating the cultural re-awakening promoted in Venice of the 1800s by Canova, Hayez and Cicognara - intellectual that was President of the Accademia di Belle Arti - in the year of the celebration of the bicentennial of the opening of the museum itself, re-evoking that season of cultural rebirth started in 1815, with the return of the Four Horses of Saint Marks, the sculptural work that symbolised the city. The exhibition presents over 100 important pieces, through nine thematic sections, including, for the first time in two-hundred years, returned to the lagoon and all together, a collection of items, many never before exhibited, sent to the Court of Vienna for the fourth wedding of Emperor Francesco I and known as ’“Omaggio delle Provincie Venete” - an Homage from the Venetian Provinces.

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