A HOME FOR ART
The sixteenth-century palace on the water, within the architectural spaces of Carlo Scarpa , Valeriano Pastor and Mario Botta are the setting for concerts, meetings, exhibitions, workshops, special events: open windows on the world, with a look to the history and collections.È Querini Stampalia Foundation . The he wanted in 1869 the last descendant of the family, Count John, caught and philanthropist.
library è grown over time. Conta almost 400,000 volumes, of which 36,000 are directly accessible in the halls, open according to the willà Founder till late at night and on holidays. Among the collected an ancient core of manuscripts, incunabula and sixteenth century, atlases and maps, which together with the’ private archive of the Querini family Stampalia, provide valuable historical sites of Venice and the surrounding area.
Still inhabited seems the house museum of aristocratic mansion model with original furnishings and rich collections d’ art: Giovanni Bellini, Lorenzo di Credi, Jacopo Palma il Vecchio, Bernardo Strozzi, Marco and Sebastiano Ricci, Giambattista Tiepolo, the Venetian life glimpses of Pietro Longhi and Gabriel Bella. Over four hundred paintings, from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, mostlyù Venetian school.
Recently, the Foundation Querini Stampalia youè enriched with a valuable new section: the collection Intesa Sanpaolo, staged spaces redrawn by the Michele De Lucchi . È the artistic heritage gathered over time from Venice Savings Bank, founded in 1822. In the succession of the public rooms can memorize options admire works d’ art of the Venetian territory from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, ranging from painting to sculpture, from furniture to watches, from the engravings drawings.
Notable in particular two paintings by Canaletto , the great sketch of the Heaven Domenico Tintoretto and the Judgment Giambattista Tiepolo, plus works of great masters of the Venetian school to Caffi and Ciardi . Among the works of sculptures Arthur Martini and Albert Viani .
Significant bureau- trumeau, the desks, the console of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the mirrors, including a manufactory exemplary Murano in the seventeenth century that impresses the complex invoice and for the size.
a refined bookshop, a cozy coffee, the secret garden with its oriental influences. An unusual Venice, to live the thrill and beauty.