The exhibition is extended. The “Sacred Conversation with Saints Catherine and Thomas” on display until 11 April
Lorenzo Lotto‘s masterpiece, which arrived from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna on 16 October last and was exhibited a few weeks before the museums closed, having attracted the attention of many visitors, will exceptionally remain at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice until Sunday 11 April.
This is an extraordinary event because the loan of the Sacred Conversation with Saints Catherine and Thomas of 1526-28 had already been extended until 21 February. Thanks to the important collaboration between the two institutions, it will now be possible to discover this painting of the highest quality of Renaissance painting for another seven weeks.
The Gallerie dell’Accademia, which welcomed 3350 visitors from 8 to 22 February, will also continue to offer in-depth studies and guided tours, which have so far always been sold out, launching the “Thursdays in the Museum!” initiative.
“Lotto’s stay – says director Giulio Manieri Elia – is a further positive sign both for our public and for the consolidation of relations with prestigious international realities. The painting had, in fact, come to Venice as part of the initiative “A masterpiece for Venice“, initially conceived following the damage caused by the high water of 12 November 2019 and then by that of the pandemic, to resume, in such a delicate historical moment, those cultural exchanges without which the enhancement of heritage would not be possible”.
The Sacred Conversation will continue to dialogue with the splendid Portrait of a Young Gentleman, also by Lotto, and with the Sacred Family by Palma il Vecchio, offering new insights and knowledge, reconnecting with the Venetian painting tradition of the Renaissance and thus fitting perfectly into the context of the Galleries’ collections.
Visitors will also be able to admire masterpieces by Bellini, Canova, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Tiziano, Veronese.