Venetian masterpieces reunited for the first time

Bartolomeo Montagna, Madonna col Bambino e i santi Giovanni Battista e Francesco, 1485 ca.

 VENICE -- From April 8 the Giorgio Cini Foundation will pay homage to the great patron Vittorio Cini with the first ever extraordinary exhibition of Venetian masterpieces from his collection, reunited for the public for the time, and including works by Crivelli, Tiziano, Lotto, Canaletto and Guardi, amongst many others, at the Galleria di Palazzo Cini a San Vio.

 Opening with an extraordinary homage to Vittorio Cini, the Gallery is a stately home, displaying the works as a museum, which was once lived in by the great patron, and which is the home of paintings by Tuscan and Ferraresi artists that were part of his personal collection.

 From April 8 to September 5 2016 the second floor will see the most important Venetian painters’ works reunited from his vast collection – among which are masterpieces by Tiziano, Lotto, Guardi, Canaletto and Tiepolo – works which will now be displayed to the public together for the first time.

 The exhibition itinerary was created by the Institute for History of Art, part of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, and directed by Luca Massimo Barbero, for the opportunity of reinstating, through around 30 selected works, the quality of the most important ancient art in the last century that will permit us to better understand the person and tastes of the Cini collector, who – with the help of illustrious advisors such as Bernard Berenson, Federico Zeri and Giuseppe Fiocco – ensured the most represented names of the Venetian school, from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

 The Gallery will be open again to the public until November 15 2016, thanks to their partnership with General Insurance.