Magnificent Venice !

Magnificent Venice !

Venice: Europe and the Arts in the 18th Century

Grand Palais, Galeries nationales
- 26 September 2018 - 21 January 2019



Having inherited a multisecular tradition, at the dawn of the 18th century Venetian civilisation dazzled in the visual and decorative arts, music and opera alike. The presence of great talents, such as the painters Piazzetta and Giambattista Tiepolo, the urban landscape painter or vedutista Canaletto and the sculptors Corradini and Brustolon, to name but a few, allowed Venice to cultivate a unique aesthetic and sense of luxury. Music was kept very much alive through creations by composers such as Porpora, Hasse and Vivaldi, performed by world-famous singers, including the castrato Farinelli and the soprano Faustina Bordoni.
In the Ospedali, poor or orphaned young girls received extensive musical education, and their virtuosity made them famous throughout Europe. In the city, during Carnival, drama and farce were everywhere, and the passion for gambling was given free reign at the ridotto. 

Side note!
Macha Makeieff has designed spaces that tell a lively tale of this dazzling Venice and weave a journey of sensations and surprises: echoes of music, dance and drama and regular late-night events for visitors keen to turn back time in the lagoon (detailed programme to follow)*.


Exhibition organised by the Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, in collaboration with the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Venice where the exhibition will be presented after Paris (23 of February – 9 June 2019). 
With the collaboration of the National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance, the Gérard Philipe and La Criée theatres in Saint-Denis and Marseille respectively, and the Pavillon Bosio, the Visual Arts School of Higher Learning of the City of Monaco, who joined in the happy combinations.

This exhibition benefit from the support of Generali.


* except wednesday 26th September, 26th Décember et 2 January


from Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 8 pm
Wednesday from 10 am to 10 pm
closed on Tuesdays

Early closure at 6 pm on Monday 24 and 31 December



€ 14
concession : € 10 (16-25 years, jobseekers and large families)
free for those under 16 years, minimum wage earners

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