Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the MiC - Italian Ministry of Culture
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and The Uffizi Galleries
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong
Supported by The Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong
A programme of ITALIA on STAGE
With its labyrinth of intricate canals and gondolas, Venice during the Renaissance was a picture of serenity. As the shimmering waves from the canals intertwine with the haze of the romantic hues reflected from the surrounding architecture, the lingering elegance and splendour of the city was ever more present. Once an important trading and cultural hub, the enchanting lagoon city brought together merchants, voyagers, scholars and artists from all over the world. It was from this affluent setting and unique cultural atmosphere that came the birth of the Venetian School of painters, who were renowned for the use of rich colours and the profound depiction of human emotions through exceptional artistic abilities.
The most significant among them was Titian, an artist highly sought after not only in Venice but across Europe. He was the favoured painter of popes, emperors and princes because of his talent for representing the most intense facets of human sentiment — love, desire, power and spirituality — in an extraordinary way. He served as a model for his contemporaries and his works profoundly influenced European art for centuries to come.
This exhibition showcases the world-renowned collection of the Uffizi in Italy, featuring classic works by Titian and other Venetian master painters, such as Giorgione, Tintoretto and Veronese. Highlight exhibits include Titian’s Flora and Venus and Cupid with a Dog and a Partridge, Giorgione’s Moses Undergoing Trial by Fire, Tintoretto’s Venus, Cupid and Vulcan and Veronese’s Baptism of Christ among others. All 50 exhibits are displayed in Hong Kong for the first time, many of which have never been previously exhibited in Asia.
The Hong Kong Museum of Art invited artists Leung Chi Wo and Chan Kwan Lok to draw inspiration from the Venetian School and create new art installation and ink paintings with meticulous brushwork respectively. Through the unique perspectives of these 21st-century Hong Kong artists, an artistic dialogue spanning centuries was initiated with the 16th-century Italian Renaissance masters.
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© Photographic Department, The Uffizi Galleries ─ By permission of the MiC - Italian Ministry of Culture
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