Three exhibitions at Palazzo Te in Mantua celebrate the myth of Venus

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Three exhibitions at Palazzo Te in Mantua celebrate the myth of Venus

From April to December 2021, Palazzo Te in Mantua presents the project ‘Venere Divina. Armonia sulla Terra’ (Venus Divina. Harmony on Earth) comprising three exhibitions dedicated to the myth of Venus.
The first exhibition – ‘Il mito di Venere a Palazzo Te’ (The myth of Venus in Palazzo Te), opened April 2021 – invites the audience to discover the over 25 artworks located in the palace, mainly bas-relief decorations and fresco paintings, dedicated to Venus.
The second event, taking place from 22 June to 5 September, will present the work ‘Venere che benda Amore’ (Venus Blindfolding Cupid) by Titian, on loan from the Galleria Borghese in Rome.
The last exhibition, entitled ‘Venere. Natura, ombra e bellezza’, (Venere. Nature, shadow and beauty), investigates the origins of the myth of Venus by reprising ancient legends and pictures.

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above: Giulio Romano and pupils, Vault of the ‘Camera del Sole e della Luna’,1527, stucco
Mantua, Palazzo Te. Photo: Gian Maria Pontiroli. © Fondazione Palazzo Te

cover image: Giulio Romano and pupils, Venere Marina, Sala dei Cavalli (Hall of horses)1525-1526, fresco, Mantua, Palazzo Te. Photo: Gian Maria Pontiroli, © Fondazione Palazzo Te.

‘Il mito di Venere a Palazzo Te’ (The myth of Venus at Palazzo Te)
26 April / 12 December 2021
‘Tiziano. Venere che benda Amore’ (Titian, Venus Blindfolding Cupid)
22 June / 5 September 2021
‘Venere. Natura, ombra e bellezza‘ (Venus. Nature, shade and beauty)
12 September / 12 December 2021.

Museo di Palazzo Te
Viale Te, 13 – 46100 – Mantova (Mantua) – Italy
https://www.centropalazzote.it/

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Above: Giulio Romano and pupils. ‘Il bagno di Marte e Venere’, Camera di Amore e Psiche, (Hall of Amore and Psiche) 1527-1528, fresco, Mantua, Palazzo Te. Photo: Gian Maria Pontiroli. © Fondazione Palazzo Te

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Giulio Romano, Francesco Primaticcio and pupils, Venere disarma Cupido. Vault and ornament of the’ Camera degli Imperatori’, XVIII century. Mantua, Palazzo Te. Photo: Gian Maria Pontiroli. © Fondazione Palazzo Te.

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Giulio Romano and pupils, vault of the ‘Camera dei Giganti ‘(Chamber of the Giants), 1530-1534, fresco, Mantua, Palazzo Te. Photo: Gian Maria Pontiroli. © Fondazione Palazzo Te.

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Giulio Romano and pupils, Venere allo specchio e Amore, Vault of the ‘Camerino di Venere’,1527. Fresco, Mantua, Palazzo Te. Photo: Gian Maria Pontiroli. © Fondazione Palazzo Te.

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Palazzo Te, Mantua, Facade on the Peschiere.
Photo: Gian Maria Pontiroli. © Fondazione Palazzo Te

 


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