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Aldo Manuzio. The Renaissance in Venice, 97 works at the Gallerie dell'Accademia

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From 3/19/2016 to 6/19/2016

Gallerie dell'Accademia


97 works, including three of the Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia and the other the result of loans from other museums, including the National Gallery of art, the Morgan Library in New York, the National Gallery in London and the Pinacoteca di Brera.

A total investment exceeding 1 million euros, largely from private funds, including the World Monuments Found.

These are the figures of the exhibition ' Aldus Manutius. The Renaissance of Venice ', which opens on March 19 at Galleria dell'Accademia di Venezia.

The exhibition, which can be admired until 19 June, was presented at the Mibact, the Minister of cultural heritage and tourism, Dario Franceschini, the Director of the lagoon complex, Paola Marini, the curator Guido Beltramini and Cesare De Michelis, President of the Committee for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the death of Manutius.

In the path of the visit can be admired more than thirty rare editions printed in the late FIFTEENTH and early sixteenth century. At the heart of the exhibition, masterpieces of Giorgione, Carpaccio, Giovanni Bellini, Cima da Conegliano, Titian, Lorenzo Lotto and Pietro Lombardo. Works that are living proof of the Manuzio project and his books entwined, in Venice, with a new art nourished by publication of the Greek and Latin Classics.

The exhibition presents the story of the man who invented the modern book and the concept of publishing, transforming the international capital of printing.

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