Three Masterpieces of Classical Art from Italian Museums

Tereshchenkivska St. 15/17

Price: 30 UAH

From May 30 to July 5, the exhibition ‘Three Masterpieces of Classical Art from Italian Museums’ will be carried out within a framework of the project ‘European Dimension’ in the Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Arts.

Three token works will be presented at the exposition: the masterpiece of the late Renaissance ‘Venus and Adonis’ by Titian Vecellio, the altar painting ‘Jesus Christ’ by the leading Italian Baroque master Guido Reni, and the tapestry ‘Miraculous Catch of Fish,’ created on the basis of Raphael Sanzio’s composition.

Titian’s masterpiece was provided by the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Palazzo Barberini (Rome) – one of the Italy’s most important museums, which has large and valuable collection of European art, dated to the 16th – 18th centuries. The altar painting by Guido Reni ‘Jesus Christ’ and the tapestry ‘Miraculous Catch of Fish’ belong to the Ancient Treasure Museum of the Holy House of Loreto.

The tapestry ‘Miraculous Catch of Fish’ was made by Brussels manufactory, led by Hendrik Mattens. This pile-free carpet was woven from wool, silk, gold and silver threads, in the 20s years of the 17th century. The composition is based on one of the ten Raphael's cartons to the series of famous tapestries that adorned the Sistine Chapel during the holidays.

Kyiv exhibition is unique in that the masterpieces of Italian classical art that are presented there usually don’t leave the walls of their museums.

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