Paris, Musée DU Louvre

A collection comprising 85 masterpieces, the exhibition
brings to light a stimulating artistic rivalry during the golden age of Venice after 1540. The theme intends to highlight
the personal visions and mutual artistic influence among cotemporaneous painters, by comparing their works thematically, placing side by side similar subject matter dear to the Venetians, such as portraits, depictions of the sacred and the profane, and the female form.

While Titian was the official painter of the Republic of Venice, the younger artists of his generation included Bassano, Tintoretto, Veronese and Palma the Younger who all together competed to integrate new stylistic influences from Central Italy and abroad, particularly Mannerism, into a style uniquely Venetian. The result produced works that have fascinated, motivated and deeply formed painting ever since.

September 17, 2009 – January 4, 2010 Musée du Louvre, Hall Napoléon 34, Rue de Rivoli 75008 Paris T. +33 (0)1 40 20 57 60