JOHN RUSKIN. The stones of Venice

10 March – 10 June

The halls and lodges of the Doge’s Palace will be home to the works of John Ruskin, who loved Venice so much and wanted to preserve it from oblivion.
The exhibition focuses on the artist, articulating around one hundred of his works, obtained thanks to international loans, which document his vocation to translate reality into images, fixing on thousands of sheets, in pen and watercolor, his “untiring attempt to understand the world “.

Besides the trip to Italy and the fascination with nature – with a series of watercolors that focus on the mountain theme and the landscapes of the peninsula – the heart of the exhibition will be the artist’s relationship with Venice, enriched by a selection of Venetian Notebooks ( sketchbooks, measurements, plants, cleaved and very thick notes), Ruskin’s manuscripts for The Stones of Venice, some first printed editions, daguerreotypes, historical photos and paintings by the great Venetian painters of the 16th century compared to the studies that the English critic had drawn from them.

10mar8:30 AM10jun7:00 PMJOHN RUSKIN. Le Pietre di VeneziaJOHN RUSKIN. The stones of Venice