Church of San Salvador, Venice
“Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell’Accademia” Exhibition
Went to the “Venetian Renaissance Paintings from the Gallerie dell’Accademia” Exhibition @Tokyo. All the splendors of Venice in one exhibition! The huge Annunciation piece by Titian was absolutely exhilarating!! I’m glad that the museum devoted an entire room to this 4m x 2.5m “oil painting” from the Church of San Salvador in Venice. I’ve never been to this particular Church during my past 2 trips to this city.. so if you have no immediate plans to visit Venice, I would strongly recommend for you to see this!
This exhibition comes with “English translations” for some of the explanation panels for the individual paintings- which is rare to see in Japanese museums. I would suggest students to read both panels in Japanese and English. After seeing these panels, I had this small ray of hope that the catalog would be in Japanese/English/Italian – but just as I’ve suspected it was in Japanese/Italian. I wonder how many people residing in Japan could read Italian vs. the number of people who could read English – and I’m not talking only about the Japanese people who could do so, but the foreigners living in this country as well as the travelers. The growing number of foreign visitors, doesn’t automatically make Tokyo into an “international” city. We need to make more “adjustments”.
(Exhibition website) http://www.tbs.co.jp/venice2016/
＊＊Renaissance course starts Sept. 3 (Sat)= http://www.artalliance.jp/