Intesa Sanpaolo, at the Gallerie d’Italia “Venice, what an undertaking! The great perspective view of Jacopo de ‘Barbari”
“The exhibition project, curated by historian Angela Munari and from historical geographer Massimo Rossi, – explains Intesa Sanpaolo in a note – compares, for the first time, two ‘states’ of Venice MD, or two versions of the great woodcut, considered one of the greatest masterpieces of urban cartography of all time due to its considerable size, richness of details, quality of design and execution. The very title of the exhibition, ‘Venice, what an undertaking!’, Already intends to re-establish to the public the image of the city as an extraordinary human and cultural work, in its role as urbs and civitas. The exhibition aims to offer an overall picture of the history of the perspective view Venetie MD by Jacopo de ‘Barbari, with particular regard to the first and third state of the work. Through the documents, the visitor will have the opportunity to travel through the city, starting from Rialto and the Marciana area, and then cross the entire urban core, focusing on some details relating to the life and activities of a of the major cities of the sixteenth century. Particular attention is paid to details, allowing the unitary and multifaceted reality of the city to emerge paradoxically. The bird’s eye view is a continuous glide on ideas of everyday life. It is therefore, in a light and immersive key, to invite the visitor to enter an ‘any’ Venetian day of 1500, participating not as a spectator but as a protagonist in the ferment of the city to grasp its complexity. The exhibition – concludes the note – offers historical-cultural insights and anchors on the two specimens of de ‘Barbari’s work and on the other documents on display in support of the evolution of cartographic production, to understand the before and after of the Barbari.
(Teleborsa) 21-10-2021 15:57