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Paintings from Murano by Paolo Veronese
Restored by Venetian Heritage With The Support of Bulgari
By (author): Venetian Heritage
9788831728263 Paperback, Trade English ART / Individual Artists / General Feb 20, 2018
$21.00 CAD
Inactive 8.75 x 6.5 in 96 pages Rizzoli Marsilio
A new undertaking by Venetian Heritage and Bulgari for Venetian art offers the occasion to rediscover two paintings by Paolo Veronese, a great master of Venetian Renaissance art.

Two paintings by Paolo Veronese, Saint Jerome in the Desert and Saint Agatha in Prison, dating to 1566 and located in the church of San Pietro Martire in Murano, have been recently restored, together with their seventeenth-century gilded frames.

Before the restoration, the paintings were in bad condition, very dark and scarcely readable, due to the application of varnishes that had oxidized over the years. The rich and unusual seventeenth-century frames, sculpted and gilded, were also in bad condition. Both works are relatively unknown because of their position in a lesser-known location and the poor condition they were in before the current restoration.

The restoration has brought back to life the brilliant colors of the canvases and the vigorous gilded carvings of the frames, giving also the occasion to study their provenance and commission as well as their conservation history.

Lavishly illustrated.

Modern, appealing graphic design.

The book will be of great interest to artists, critics, academics and anyone interested in art.

Venetian Heritage is an international nonprofit organization that supports cultural projects with the aim of making the world more aware of the immense legacy of the art of Venice, both in Italy and in those areas once part of the Serenissima Republic.

Author Residence: Italy

Author Hometown: Italy

Publicity: Coverage in national art press including Art News, Art & Auction, Art & Antiques, Magazine Antiques, but also Art Journal, Art Documentation, Art Bulletin.

Academic and library market press reviews: Art Bulletin, Art Journal, Library Journal, Choice.
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