Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Colorful Combination of Christian Power and Art in Japan

By C. D. Liddell
Tiziano Vecellio's 'The Annunciation' (c.?1563-65); Giovanni Bellini's 'The Virgin and Child (The Madonna of the Red Cherubs)' (1485-90) | GALLERIA DELL'ACCADEMIA
JAPAN---Each part of Italy has its own character, but Venice has always been something special and unique. It projected power far across the Mediterranean and ran a large commercial empire that brought it into close contact both with northern Europe and parts of Asia. Not surprisingly, this difference is reflected in its cultural and artistic traditions, something that can be seen at “Venetian Renaissance Painting: From the Galleria Dell’Accademia, Venice,” the exhibition now on at the National Art Center, Tokyo. [link]