Frescoes of Palazzo Spinelli Guidotti
Paintings, frescoes, and decorations still remain today on the facades of houses and palaces in our cities, and tourists who visit our historical centres can suddenly discover the beautiful colours that used to cover the buildings of the Region. For people who want to visit building exteriors, we can suggest Asolo, Bassano del Grappa, Castelfranco Veneto, Oderzo, Conegliano, Portobuffolè and other cities where the local brick has been covered by decoration.
Giambattista Tiepolo
In the interiors of palaces, churches and villas it is still possible to see cycles of frescoes realized by the Veneto's foremost artists: Giambattista Zelotti, Paolo Veronese, Bernardino India, Jacopo Guarana, Anselmo Canera and Giambattista Tiepolo, the undisputed interpreter of the XVIII century. His masterpieces are in Venice (Palazzo Labia, Chiesa dei Gesuati, Ca' Rezzonico, etc.), in Vicenza (Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Villa Cordellina and Villa Loschi Zileri dal Verme), in Strà (Villa Pisani), in Padova (Chiesa di San Massimo) and in other locations in Italy and abroad. In order to appreciate the most significant moments of painting in the Veneto and to discover the fascinating colours of our masters, visits to collections in museums and art galleries which testify the rich variety in production can be arranged.
The Tempest
The following museums are just a sample of those available to us: the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, a fundamental stop for scholars fond of the arts; the Museo Correr in Saint Mark's Square, in order to comprehend the evolution of Venetian painting; the Museo Bailo in Treviso, one of the most interesting picture galleries in the Veneto; the Civic Museum of Vicenza in the Chiericati Palace, one of the most fascinating buildings by Palladio; and the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona that collects examples of local painting and masterpieces from the International Gothic style. Private palaces and historical houses offer works and paintings owned by devotees and great patrons, special and unique collections like those at Palazzo Thiene and Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza, Palazzo Minucci De Carlo in Vittorio Veneto, and, in Venice, Ca' Pesaro and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection - one of the best collections of XX century painting.
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