04 October 2012

"Raffaello to Picasso" art exhibit opens in Vicenza

In celebration of the completion of the restoration of Vicenza's Basilica Palladiana, Linea d'Ombra in collaboration with the city of Vicenza, is hosting an art exhibition in the basilica that opens 6 October and runs until 20 January: "Raffaello verso Picasso. Storie di sguardi,volti e figure." (Raphael to Picasso. Stories of gazes, faces, and figures.)

The exhibition, which will be divided thematically, includes over 100 paintings from museums worldwide from incredible artists like Fra' Angelico, Botticelli, Mantegna, Bellini, Giorgione, Raffaello, Tiziano, Veronese, Dürer, Cranach, Pontormo, Rubens, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiepol, Manet,Van Gogh, Renoir,Gauguin, Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Bonnard,Giacometti, Balthus, Bacon and Freud.

Yes! All of those artists right here in Vicenza under one (recently restored) roof in Piazza dei Signori.

We've already received notification from Young One's school ensuring us that there will be a field trip (a short walk for them) and guided tour for each and every class in her little school in the coming months.
6 Oct 2012 to 20 Jan 2013
Mon-Thurs: 9-19
Fri&Sun: 9-20
Sat: 9-21
(Check for modified schedules on holidays.)

For tickets and reservations: http://www.lineadombra.it/
It is also possible to hire a guide in a foreign language for groups.

There will also be a host of other events in Vicenza throughout the term of the exhibition, including evenings with the exhibition's curator Marco Goldin along with concerts at Teatro Olimpico. As far as I can tell, these are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Commune di Vicenza site.


  1. I am sooooo excited about this! John and I picked up on of the little booklets this Summer and Giovanna brought another one over a couple of days ago. I can't wait!

    1. There's a party in the piazza tomorrow night!

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    1. Yes. Please. Come.
      Bring your family.
      Stay with us :)

  3. I'm so jealous. For four years I waited for the basilica to open, and it opens on the year I leave. Shame! But have fun!

  4. envious...am thinking a visit may be in order!

    1. Yes! Please come and be our guests. You four are all welcome to stay with us. I would love it!
      Hooray! It's settled. You're coming. Which weekend?