The Renaissance in Venice

Retrato de una mujer joven llamada "la Bella"
©Museo Thyssen Bornemisza

This summer the Museo Thyssen presents an exhibition dedicated to 16th-century Venetian painting, with masterpieces by artists like Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronés and Lotto, all brought from important collections and museums around the world. With a subtitle of 'The Triumph of Beauty and the Destruction of Painting', the show focuses on the most characteristic aspects of that period, from the importance of colour and the observation of real life through images of power and beauty, to the destruction of the brushstroke and colour in works during the latter years of this creative era.