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In the extraordinary setting of the Palazzo Grimani in Venice the exhibition “Veronese. The story of Esther revealed. “ was inaugurated on Wednesday 20th April.
The three masterpieces by Veronese from the ceiling of the church of San Sebastiano are exceptionally presented at eye level. The paintings depict “the Repudiation of Vashti“, “Esther crowned by Ahasuerus” and the “Triumph of Mordecai”.
In 1555 Paolo Veronese, just 25 years old, received a major commission from the prior of the convent Hieronymite of Venice: the decoration of the new church of San Sebastiano, work that engaged him for over twenty years.
His presence makes San Sebastiano one of the most representative places for the artist, who with his paintings and his fictitious architecture turns the sober structure designed by Scarpagnino into a rich and colorful organism.
After the renovation completed in January 2010, the paintings of the Renaissance painter have regained the dazzling brightness of the coloring and this exhibition is a unique opportunity to see them before they return permanently to their original location at the conclusion of the exhibition.
It ‘s also a wonderful opportunity to visit the Palazzo Grimani, only a few steps from Campo Santa Maria Formosa. The building maintains the architectural elements and decorations by Francesco Salviati, Federico Zuccari and Camillo Mantua, stucco and paintings by Giovanni da Udine. And also it is possible to enjoy the original collection of of ancient art – Greek and Roman, and also drawings, tapestries, gems, cameos, pottery and more.
Museo di Palazzo Grimani
Monday: 9:00 – 14:00 (Ticket office closes 13:15)
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00 to 19:00 (ticket office closes 18:15)
Ticket: 7.00 Euro
Reduced price: Euro 5.00