|Andrea Schiavone Holy Family with St. Catherine & St. John (1552 c.)|
Born in Zara about 1510, Andrea Meldolla was called "Schiavone," which means "Slav," a term the Venetian Republic used to call their Dalmatian subjects. One of the four historical regions of Croatia, Dalmatia is a narrow coastline region which was under Venetian control for centuries. Dalmatia's strategic location was important to the Queen of the Adriatic.
Not many ordinary people know who Andrea Schiovane was, but he is a big deal in the world of art history. Inspired by the alchemist artist, Parmigianino, and criticized by the father of art history, Giorgio Vasari, Schiavone was an associate of Titian's good buddy, Pietro Aretino, who Wikipedia describes as "an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer who wielded immense influence on contemporary art and politics and invented modern literate pornography." Schiavone was new and unconventional, and divided the opinion of both the critics and the public.
|Titian The Aldobrandini Madonna (1532 c.)|
|Enrico Maria Dal Pozzolo, Luigi Brugnaro, Gabriella Belli, Lionello Puppi|
Now, I happen to agree with Brugnaro on many of those points, and have been saying the same thing for years -- the museums of Venice have incredible treasures that most people do not know about, and are absolutely in need of a marketing campaign. If another city had just one of Venice's masterpieces, say a Titian, travelers would make a trip just to see it. Venice is bursting with works by Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese, to name a few -- and I'd wager that 99% of Americans have no idea who Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese are.
|Gustav Klimt Judith II (Salome) (1909)|
|Luigi Brugnaro and Cat Bauer (iPad)|
|Luigi Brugnaro and Cat Bauer (selfie)|
|Andrea Schiavone Meeting Between a Man and a Woman (1550 c.)|
SPLENDORS OF THE RENAISSANCE IN VENICE
ANDREA SCHIAVONE BETWEEN PARMIGIANINO, TINTORETTO AND TITIAN
November 28, 2015 - April 10, 2016
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