Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Giovanni Bellini Exhibit Rome

If you are in or going to be in Rome anytime from now until Janary 11 2009, this is a great show to check out. It’s the first major retrospective of Bellini’s work in 60 years.

I went yesterday around 5:30 and it wasn’t too crowded. The show opened September 30th. One of the guards said the exhibit was very popular during the weekend.

It’s at the Scuderie del Quirinale. This building is fantastic. It used to be the stables for the Papal Palace.

The collection showcases work on loan from several international museums. Of course the Accademia in Venice loaned several works, along with works from the Met in NYC, The National Gallery in London, The Louvre, The Washington National Gallery, The Uffizi and The Staatliche in Berlin, etc. There are also a few pieces from private collections.

Here is some more info on Bellini and the exhibit from International Herald Tribune.


Faith said...

And here I thought the Bellini was just a drink!

Petulia said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I love Bellini's work. You've just added another reason to my "visit Italy" wish list.

c.a. Marks said...

We will be there for our honeymoon the first part of November. Hopefully we can check it out while we are there. Thanks for sharing.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

faith - I big fan of those as well. :)

petulia - grazie...it was amazing.

jen - I think the curators did a great job putting this show together.

c.a. marks - You're welcome. Congrats on your upcoming wedding and I hope you have a great honeymoon.