“The plaster casts of Canova now live here, where even the lion’s paw is finally free.”
Venezia – Opening: New Palladian Rooms in the Gallerie dell’Accademia. The Gallerie dell’Accademia are enriched with seven new rooms set in the wing of the convent of the Canonici Lateranensi designed by Andrea Palladio. This is a further important step towards the realization of the ambitious project of the Great Galleries promoted by the Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, and was made possible through the support of the Venice International Foundation - Friends of Venice Italy Inc., chaired by Franca Coin, and Venice in Peril Fund, chaired by Jonathan Keates, as part of the UNESCO Joint Program - International Private Committees for the safeguarding of Venice.
Above. Antonio Canova – Lions – 1783-1792 –plaster casts –monument Clemente XIII Rezzonico. The Palladian Wing designed by Andrea Palladio.
photograph and copyright by Manfredi Bellati
Minister for Heritage, Culture and Tourism
Venice International Foundation - Friends of Venice Italy Inc.
Franca Coin and Dario Franchescini
Venice in Peril, Fund - Lady Clarke
Le Gallerie dell’Accademia – Giulio Manieri Elia
New Palladian Rooms in the Gallerie dell’Accademia. Giulio Manieri Elia and Roberta Battaglia, who together with neo director Paola Marini scientifically organized the route of the new seven rooms designed to host the heroes of Venetian art in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and especially with great attention to the works of Antonio Canova. Canova's works are mostly exposed in the light gallery overlooking the Palladian courtyard where the famous plaster casts of the great artist are in dialogue with each other and with the architecture of the great architect Andrea Palladio.
Above. Le Gallerie dell’Accademia’s Roberta Battaglia - Bas Relief – Antonio Canova.
Le Gallerie dell’Accademia - director
Comite Francais pour la Sauvegarde de Venise – president
Venice in Peril Fund
Dario Franceschini and Jonathan Keates
Lady Clarke and Marina Morrison Atwater
UNESCO – head of culture
Accademia di Belle Arti – Venezia – president
Luigino and Roberta Rossi
New Palladian Rooms in the Gallerie dell’Accademia. The layout of the restoration was led by Tobia Scarpa and guarantees a formal continuity in the context of the important restoration project of the Grandi Gallerie dell’Accademia co-directed with Renata Codello. This intervention is aimed at enhancing the extraordinary heritage collected in over two centuries of Venetian history within the magnificent spaces of the Palladian convent, at last be enjoyed by the public on a permanent basis.
Above. Architect Tobia and Valeria Scarpa.
photograph and copyright by Manfredi Bellati
New Palladian Rooms in the Gallerie dell’Accademia. An entire room is dedicated to Francesco Hayez a great pupil of the Venetian Academy, next to his early works, amongst which the Rinaldo and Armida, will be exposed the Distruzione del Tempio di Gerusalemme considered to be his spiritual testament.
Above. The Francesco Hayez Room - Rinaldo and Armida – 1813-14.
Giovanni Alliata di Montereale and prefect of Venice, Domenico Cuttaia
Franca Coin and Alessandra Mancino
Tonci and Barbara Foscari
director Museo Diocesano in Venice, Don Gianmatteo Caputo and Davide Zoggia
Bartolomeo Ferrari da Antonio Canova – Pieta – 1830
Antonio Canova - Pieta – 1817-1821
Venetian Heritage – president and vice president
Valentina Nasi Marini Clarelli and Toto Bergamo Rossi
Laura Scarpa, Pamela Berry Morasutti Vitale, Alessandro Tusset, Novella Papafava dei Carraresi and Gigi Bon
Luigi Borro – La Liberazione dell’Ossesso - 1850
Plaster – detail
Fabio Moretti and Alessandra Zoppi - Isabella Casa Palumbo Fossati
Piergiorgio Coin and Inma Cavallucci de Dalmases
Hugues Le Gallais and Justine Bradley – Irina Ivancich Marchesi
Ketty Alvera and Liesl Odenweller
Luca Massimo Barbero and Fabio Moretti
Photograph and copyright Manfredi Bellati
Antonio Canova – Busto di Napoleone – 1803-06
Cesare De Michelis
Giandomenico Romanelli – Valeria Regazzoni and Lorenzo Cinotti
President Venice International Foundation - Franca Coin
Mayor of Venice – Luigi Brugnaro and
Minister for Culture, Heritage and Tourism - Dario Franceschini
Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia – director – Gabriella Belli
La Biennale di venezia – president - Paolo Baratta
Canova - restorers
Gea Storace and Stefano Provinciali
Antonio Canova – Paride - 1807-1812
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection - director
Philip Rylands and Micky White
We Are Here Venice – co-founder
Jane da Mosto
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Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana – director
Museo Correr - director
Renato Pellicioli and Teresa Baldi Guarinoni
Christopher and Anna Wayman
Gallerie dell’Accademia – Andrea Palladio