Giorgione’s rare masterpieces showcasing in Castelfranco Veneto
From next Saturday the 12th of December, the town of Castelfranco Veneto, will open the door to the celebration of the 500th anniversary of Giorgione (Zorzi da Castelfranco 1477/78 – Venice 1510) with a unique exhibition showcasing rare masterworks of one of the greatest High Renaissance painter.
The celebrated Altarpiece, Pala di Castelfranco, completed for his hometown’ church, The Tempest, the coloured Madonna and Child along with other enigmatic masterpieces and earlier works assigned to Giorgione will be dispalied for the first time ever under the same roof.
Museums from all over Europe, from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Hermitage of Saint Petersburg, the Louvre in Paris to the National Gallery in London and many more contribute to make this epic exhibition possible, a journey through its works to rediscover this talented painter that left a legacy followed by the Titian, his pupil, and the Venetian School and fuelled years of heated scholarly debate.
Other great work of arts from fellow artists such Tiziano, Raffaello, Bellini, Perugino, Sebastiano del Piombo e Cima da Conegliano, which life linked with Giorgione, will enrich the exibition, an event not to be missed.
The newly-inaugurated Casa Giorgione Museum, will run the Giorgione 1510-2010 exhibtion (€10) till April the 11th 2010.