Closing Soon: “Aldus Manutius and the Renaissance in Venice”

There are less than two weeks left to view the groundbreaking exhibition, “Aldus Manutius and the Renaissance in Venice,” currently on display at Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia. Featuring celebrated works by Venetian masters such as Giorgione, Titian, and Lorenzo Lotto, the exhibition is tied together by the thread of Aldo Manutio (Aldus Manutius), a revolutionary man who developed one of the most prolific printing houses in the lagoon city. 

As revealed in the exhibition, it was in large part due to Manutius that the book became a pivotal means for the dissemination of knowledge both within Venice and beyond its canals. It showcases how essential Manutius was to the Renaissance in Venice, from the spread of literature among the Venetian elite to the inspiration to new painting subjects. “Aldus Manutius and the Renaissance in Venice” stays on view at the Gallerie dell’Accademia until 19 June. 

Tullio Lombardo, Double Portrait, Galleria Giorgio Franchetti at the Ca’ D’Oro. 

Palma il Vecchio, Portrait of a Young Girl. Musée des Beaux Arts, Lyon. 

Moderno (Galeazzo Modella?), Madonna and Child with Saints. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. 

Parmigianino, Portrait of a Man with a Pocket Book of Petrarch. Maison d’Art, Monte Carlo. 

Posted by Alexis Culotta 

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