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How did Tiziano used to paint? Which creative power inspired his brush? Why did he use to go back to paint the same subject over the years? What is the difference between a replica and a copy? Discovering Tiziano tries to answer these questions by presenting in the Chapel o f the Fortress, from March 11th to June 4th, 2017 a masterpiece of Jesus Christ Deposition at the Tomb (oil on canvas, 138 x 177 cm, private collection). On this occasion, it will be presented the result of the iconographic and historical-artistical study carried out on the work that led to the great sixteenth-century painter attribution.

Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 4.30 p.m., Antonio Paolucci, art historian, Minister for Arts and Culture and Director of the Vatican Museums will illustrate the story and the great features of the big oil rediscovered by the art historian Andrea Donati.
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Tiziano painted at least four paintings about the Deposition: the first and oldest one (dating back to 1526-1527) is in the Louvre Museum, the second one is lost, the third and fourth ones are the Prado Museum, the fifth one is located in the Ambrosiana Pinacoteca. A sixth version which is chronologically younger than the Ambrosiana one and unanimously considered the last and unfinished one, comes from the Italo-Spanish de la Riva-Agüero and Francesca Basso della Rovere Collection. It was rediscovered by Andrea Donati and it is exposed in Fort of Bard.

The presentation of the masterpiece is accompanied by a movie Discover Tiziano. A survey on the painting, created and designed by Andrea Donati and realized in collaboration with the Patriarchal Seminary of Venice, the Manfrediana Gallery and the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute (2016).

Free entrance
From March 11th to June 4th, 2017

Ph. + 39 0125 833811