Ca’d’Oro exhibition in Paris unveils Renaissance masterpieces from Venice

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Several rare painting, sculptures and bronzes are on displayed for the first time outside Italy 

A unique exhibition of Renaissance masterpieces from Venice are being display at the Hotel de la Marine in Paris. According to a report by the Guardian on Sunday, December 4, the exhibition has been organized by the Al Thani collection foundation in collaboration with cultural authorities from French and Italian government.  

Over 70 masterpieces on display include several that have never been on displayed outside Italy as they were a permanent show at the Ca’d’Oro on Venice’s Grand Canal. Considered to be one of the most beautiful museums in Venice, the venue is a late Gothic palace, the report said.  

The exhibits include work by 15th and century artists including Andrea Mantegna, Tintoretto, Titian, Pisanello, Alessandro Vittoria, Bartolomeo Bellano and Andrea Riccio. 

According to a quote in the article by Philippe Malgouyres, the curator the exhibition, “There are works by Titian and Tintoretto in the exhibition that are good, but you can see better in Paris. The Mantegna, however, is truly beyond everything else”. He also said, “the collection was symbolic of the triumph of Venice, an industrial city that had no historical connection with antiquity”.  

The artworks will be on display in Paris until 26 March 2023.

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