Art lovers, but not only, cannot miss the story exhibition “The Bassanos. History of a family of painters” which until 2 May 2023 can be visited at the Civic Museums of Bassano del Grappa.
It is an unpublished exhibition of the works and objects of the family of painters who made the city of Bassano famous, enriched by the words of Melania Mazzucco, Strega Prize and author of some historical-artistic novels such as “The long wait of the angel”, dedicated to Tintoretto, and “L’architettrice”, on the seventeenth-century Roman painter and artist Plautilla Briccia.
The exhibition retraces the history and events of the Bassano family with over 40 works from the Dal Ponte workshop. You will be able to admire some precious objects, such as the book of accounts of the workshop, the alchemical exercise book of Francesco the Elder, a sixteenth-century herbarium that dialogues with the plants painted by Jacopo in the Flight into Egypt, and the precious Cross by Filarete, a masterpiece of the sacred goldsmith’s art of the fifteenth century.
The Bassanos were the absolute protagonists of Venetian Renaissance painting, and the exhibition dedicated to them will be a unique opportunity to admire some masterpieces from the Bassano Civic Museums, accompanied by an author’s story. The union of the visual and narrative aspects will create an even more immersive experience.
By purchasing the entrance ticket for “The Bassanos. History of a family of painters” you can also visit the Civic Museum of Bassano del Grappa and the exhibition “Me, Canova. European genius”.