Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

October 22, 2016 - January 15, 2017

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The Gallerie dell'Accademia first opened to the public in 1817 on the basis of masterpieces in the care of the Venetian art academy, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia. The Gallerie dell'Accademia today possesses a rich collection of Venetian paintings from the 14th to the 18th century, some 2,000 works in all. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan, an exhibition of works from the Gallerie dell'Accademia will be held in Japan for the first time. The exhibition's theme Venetian painting of the Italian Renaissance. While artists in Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, took as their principle the careful application of colors in a well-ordered composition on the basis of a clear design, the artists of Venice preferred rich coloring in bold, dramatic compositions and explored ways to directly communicate feeling and emotion.

This exhibition will survey Venetian painting from the 15th to early 17th century through some 60 of the Gallerie dell'Accademia's most important works. Arriving in Japan will be a dazzling array of masterpieces by painters ranging from Giovanni Bellini to Carlo Crivelli, Vittore Carpaccio, Tiziano Vecellio, Jacopo Tintoretto, and Paolo Veronese. Of special note will be The Annunciation (Church of San Salvador, Venice), a late-period altarpiece of large scale by Tiziano, the great master of the Venetian High Renaissance. An exhibition thus focused on Venetian paintings of the Renaissance period has almost no precedent in Japan. It will be a precious opportunity to marvel at paintings that counted among the splendors of Renaissance Venice, City of Water.

  • Organized by The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc., The Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • With the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Embassy of Italy in Tokyo.
  • Sponsored by Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
  • With the cooperation of Alitalia-Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A., Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd., Arteria srl, Nippon Express Co., Ltd., Daikin Foundation for Contemporary Arts, ANDO TADAO CULTURE FOUNDATION.


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Giovanni Bellini, The Virgin and Child (The Madonna of the Red Cherubs)
Venice,Gallerie dell 'Accademia

Antonio de Saliba, The Virgin Annunciate
Venice,Gallerie dell 'Accademia

Carlo Crivelli St. Sebastian
Venice,Gallerie dell 'Accademia

Vittore Carpaccio, The Visitation
Venice, Galleria Giorgio Franchetti alla Ca' d'Oro

Andrea Previtali, The Nativity
Venice,Gallerie dell 'Accademia

Tiziano Vecellio, The Annunciation
Venice, Church of San Salvador

Jacopo Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti,called), The Assumption of the Virgin
Venice,Gallerie dell 'Accademia

Haeredes pauli' (Heirs of Paolo Veronese), The Adoration of the Shepherd
Venice,Gallerie dell 'Accademia

Padovanino (Alessandro Varotari,called), Orpheus and Eurydice
Venice,Gallerie dell 'Accademia


Opening Hours

10:00-17:00 (10:00-19:00 on Fridays)
*Last entry 30 minutes before closing.


Mondays and 28 December, 2016 – 4 January, 2017, except January 9, 2017.

Admission Fee

Adults: 1,500(1,300) yen
University students: 1,200(1,000) yen
High school students: 600(400) yen

  • *( ) admission for groups of more than 20 people.
  • *Children (up to Junior high school students), disabled people with one attendant: Free.
  • *Including "THE PLAY since 1967: beyond unknown currents".
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