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The show

"The limit", understood as line and drawing: but "the limit" is above all the necessary element to which our visual perception must resort to grasp the forms ". Thus Daniele Ferrara, Regional Director of the Museums of Veneto, presenting IL LIMITE, the video installation by Elisabetta Di Sopra which from Thursday 15 July will be visible inside the Archaeological Museum in Piazza San Marco in Venice. "Three monitors present in motion the naked body of the model portrayed by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice: a living image next to immobile works of the past, but lives in the imagination and emotions of the visitors who observe them", confirms the Director of the Museum Nicoletta Giordani. "In the specific case of Elisabetta Di Sopra it is a particularly fitting example because it actually returns to the places of training: a classroom where the teaching of Artistic Anatomy takes place becomes the place of staging for a lesson animated only by slow movements of a model posing, the so-called 'living model' that stands out from the other 'non-living' models represented by plaster casts, copies of masterpieces of the past, placed in those same spaces, imitating which one was educated in the arts. Artistic anatomy is an ancient discipline, no less than imitatio or mimesis, a discipline that may sound obsolete considering the contemporary attention to new media and the emancipation from more traditional aspects of the arts ”.


Timetable and tickets


Piazza S. Marco, 17/52
30124 Venice


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Until 23 October 2022

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