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Treasures of Venice - The Cini Collection

90 min visit

Caumont Art Center
19 Nov → 22 Mar 2022
Every day from 10am to 7.30pm from 1 May to 27 October. From 10am to 6pm from 2 November to 30 April.

« This autumn's eventful exhibition in Aix, not to be missed!  »

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the creation of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, we propose a journey to Venice with masterpieces from the Cini Collection, one of the most important collections of Italian ancient art. Presented for the first time abroad, a selection of 70 works documenting the most important nuclei of the collection, both aesthetically and culturally, will span the period from the 14th to the 18th century. In 1951, the collector created the Giorgio Cini Foundation, a research and training centre of international renown, named in memory of his son, who died prematurely. Today, the Cini collection is divided between the Palazzo Cini Gallery, the collector's former residence on the Canal Grande, and the large Giorgio Cini Foundation on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Alongside the great names of Tuscan painting - such as Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Piero di Cosimo - and Venetian painting, such as Lorenzo and Giandomenico Tiepolo, the exhibition presents masterpieces of the Ferrara Renaissance. Complemented by a selection of sculptures, enamels and ivories, as well as a choice of drawings and illuminations, the exhibition reflects the stylistic variety of a flourishing period in Italian art, as well as the refined taste of one of the most important Italian collectors of the 20th century. The exhibition also presents contemporary creations in dialogue with the works in the collection. These creations by the artists Ettore Spalletti and Vik Muniz, originally created for the Palazzo Cini Gallery, prove that the Cini collection is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for today's artists.


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