"Canaletto - Guardi, The two masters of Venice" at Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris
For the first time in France and thanks to some generous loans, the Jacquemart-André Museum is now devoting an exhibition to the Veduta, revealing the movement through the brilliant work of Canaletto and Guardi. This under-represented artistic genre in French public and private collections makes this exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, a must-see event, from 14 September 2012 to 14 January 2013.
The exhibition gives pride of place to Canaletto, the cornerstone of the genre, showcasing more than twenty-five of the master's essential works from the most prestigious museums and collections, while identifying the artist's place at the heart of the great Veduta artistic movement. His works resonate with those of Gaspar van Wittel, Luca Carlevarijs, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto and Francesco Guardi, who was the last master to succeed in immortalizing the charm and elegance of the Venetian 18th century.
The exhibition will also be the occasion to admire some "capricci": striking scenes of an imaginary Venice, painted by Canaletto, Guardi and Bellotto which had never been displayed in any temporary exhibition before.
The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open every Monday and Saturday evenings until 9 p.m.
The tea room is open every day from 11.45 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Brunch Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The cultural gift and bookshop is open when the museum is open, including Sundays.
Admission fees and rates
- Full rate: 11 €
- Reduced rate : 9,5 €
- Exhibition audioguide : 3 € / Permanent collections audioguide : free