NATIONAL GALLERY of ART SPECIAL RENAISSANCE EXHIBIT: TITIAN JULY 1 ~ NOV. 2 2014
From ITALY @ NATIONAL GALLERY of ART
SPECIAL RENAISSANCE EXHIBIT
From The Capodimonte Museum (Napoli) TITIAN's DANAE (1545)
showing @ NGA until NOV. 2, 2014
TITIAN'S DANAE EXHIBIT from ITALY
JULY 1 ~ NOVEMBER 02, 2014
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TITIAN (TIZIANO VECELLIO) 1485-1576 @ NGA
One of the most sensual paintings of the Italian Renaissance—Titian's Danae from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples—will be on view at the Gallery to celebrate the commencement of Italy's Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The Danae is one of several examples of the genre of erotic mythologies in Western art popularized by Titian. Two other examples of this genre by Titian from the Gallery's permanent collection - VENUS with a Mirror (c. 1555) and VENUS and Adonis (c. 1560) - are on also on view in the West Building, in gallery M-23.
TITIAN's VENUS with a Mirror (c. 1555) @ NGA
TITIAN's VENUS and Adonis (c. 1560) @ NGA
The "Danae" was looted by German troops for Nazi leader Hermann Goring during World War II and was found later in an Austrian salt mine. It was recovered by the U.S.-led "Monuments Men" in 1945 and was returned to the Italian government two years later. The National Gallery has a significant collection of works by Titian, including 13 paintings.
The "Danae" was first exhibited in Washington, DC in 1990.
Exhibit organized by: the National Gallery of Art and the Embassy of Italy, Washington, DC together with the Capodimonte Museum, Naples, and the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage for the City and the Museums of Naples and the Royal Palace of Caserta.
Sponsors: Generous support of the exhibition is provided by Intesa Sanpaolo bank. Additional support is provided by Berlucchi and Ferrero.
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