Fortuny and Wagner: Wagnerism in Italian visual Arts



The end of the year is arriving, and with 2013 we are also drawing closer to the bicentenary of Richard’s Wagner birth, German in origin but adopted by the city of Venice for some time. The city administration of the latter has organized an exhibition to celebrate this occasion that involves one of the most important composers, orchestra directors and performer ever existed.

From Dicember 8th to April 8th you will have the possibility to visit “Wagnerism in Italian visual arts“, part of the program “Winter at Palazzo Fortuny” that will be protagonist during these months in the Venetian museum. The exhibition wants to underline the importance and the influence of the cultural current of thought orignated by Wagner on the work of Italian 19th century artists.

The protagonist will be the artwork of Mariano Fortuny himself. Many of these have never been shown to the public before; among these, the entire Wagnerian Cycle, composed of 47 paintings belonging to the museum and various incisions.

If you want to visit the exhibition dedicated to Wagner in Palazzo Fortuny, remember to book your hotel with us!