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Eremitani Museum of Medieval and Modern Art at Padua

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The picture gallery counts about 3000 paintings, with works by Giorgione and Tiziano, drawing a comprehensive outline of Veneto painting between the 15th and 18th centuries. Read More

The important collections of the Eremitani Museum of Medieval and Modern Art at Padua started to be formed at the end of the 18th century, following the suppression of religious centres and thanks to private bequests. The picture gallery counts about 3000 paintings, with works by Giorgione and Tiziano, drawing a comprehensive outline of Veneto painting between the 15th and 18th centuries. The rich applied arts collection, consisting of pieces of furniture, jewels, textile fabrics and ivory items, was moved to Palazzo Zuckermann. Other collections, such as the large carvings collection (about 20.000 items), the drawings (around 3.000) and the sculptures collection, covering a period from the 14th to 20th century, and the ornamental and architectonic fragments of the lapidary inscriptions are still being rearranged, while it is possible to enjoy the view of around 3.000 paintings, property of the City of Padua. Collections are displayed according to a chronological order. Among the 14th-century artworks, there are the wonderful Cross of Giotto and paintings by Guariento, Lorenzo Veneziano and Giovanni da Bologna; works by Giambono, Squarcione, Jacopo Bellini, and Lorenzo Costa are on display in the early 15th-century section; the 15th-16th century Veneto painting section includes wonderful artworks by Romanino, Veronese, Bassano and Tintoretto; the last section of the art gallery, counting around 160 works, shows the development of Veneto painting during the 17th and 18th centuries, with works by Padovanino, Damini, Zanchi, Ricci, Piazzetta, and Tiepolo, representing the ideal closing of a wide overview mainly focused on Veneto painting.

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Piazza Eremitani 8, Padova
Tel +39 049 8204551
Fax +39 049 8204585
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