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Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza

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  • In this period, Vicenza is worth a visit for another reason: Bellini's itinerary. The first two stages are in Palazzo Chiericati (Christ crucified in a Jewish cemetery: owned by Banca Popolare di Vicenza, usually located in Palazzo Thiene) and the Temple of s. Corona (the baptism of Christ, placed on the altar Garzadori). For the third just make a few steps and enter Palazzo Leoni Montanari, once the seat of the Banca Cattolica del Veneto and now converted into precious as Italy galleries (art museums as part of the project and Banca Intesa). It is a baroque palace (albeit with interior decorative interventions linked to neoclassicism) that just because far from the prevailing Palladian pattern risks being overlooked. Leaving aside the frescoes, friezes and stucco Interior (also very presence) and so were the permanent collections (paintings of 18th century and Russian icons) dedicate ourselves to a temporary host, Ioan del museo di Capodimonte in Naples. In fact it is a homecoming because this opera had been performed for a chapel of the Cathedral of Vicenza and subsequently passed to the Farnese collection. Giovanni Bellini (or Giambellino), Venetian Renaissance painter, plays a key role in Western painting because, assimilating other languages by Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna, Antonello da Messina and determined the evolution from the late Gothic and Byzantine ways to a freer, less static, bright conditions that opens the tonalism of Giorgione (which perhaps was his pupil) and Titian — all with a focus on the landscape. The Transfiguration of Christ (dating from around 1479), one of his masterpieces, proves it: If construction is responsible for payment of perspective and geometry by Piero della Francesca, the wonderful description of nature in which it is inserted the Gospel scene is personal and distinctive. We are on Mount Tabor but the background seems to veneto del ' 500, with a campaigning activity and rural scenes (cows), or maybe even a whim as well as walls, towers, castles and houses one can see the mausoleum of Theodoric and the Bell Tower of s. Apollinare in Classe in Ravenna. Triangular setting in the middle of the scene, bright, Jesus, just below the prophets Elijah and Moses, below, with darker colors, Peter, James and John, all immersed and the time taken from the serene landscape and reassuring. On the edge a stormy sky (God the father), and low, as to allude to a different reality than the overlying rocks campaign rough and almost divine, pervaded by the subject to landslides. Some other particular suggests an allegorical reading: the two figures in the background (a Muslim and a Jew?) and the two trees, one leaves the second without.
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  • The cultural policy of the Banca Intesa group allows us to enjoy an immense artistic heritage accumulated over time by all institutions incorporated. This through the creation of an important Museum and exhibition: think of the galleries of Piazza della Scala in Milan. In the galleries of Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Vicenza, in addition to ordinary collections, at this time you can see a work by Giovanni Bellini from the museo di Capodimonte, Naples, the Transfiguration of Christ. High quality work offers us an excellent opportunity to appreciate the importance of Bellini in the paintings.
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  • A beautiful building in the center of Vicenza encloses like a jewel box part of the unicredit collection, in particular a great of Russian icons.
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  • Great art gallery. I was there for a school visit and loved as much as graphic layer. What about great place
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  • Rich collections. Installations with attention
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  • Interesting collections. Especially of attic pottery. The building is gorgeous
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  • Fantastic
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