Tiziano Vecellio, Sacred love and profane love1514, Oil on canvas, 279 × 118 cm, Rome, Galleria Borghese
Contested by princes, popes, cardinals, emperors for the extraordinary ability with which he was able to best interpret color, sensitivity for light and landscape, as well as for his intense spiritual and carnal participation in nature and beauty, Titian was the symbolic painter of the Venetian Renaissance.
He is the great protagonist of the week that has just begun, together with the colors of Monet. This and much more in the television schedule from 5 to 11 December.
Titian and Monet’s water lilies shine on Sky Arte
The Sky Arte week opens with a trip en plein air among Monet’s painting. Monday 5 December at 5.45pm Monet’s Water Lilies. A spell of water and light accompanies the public among the boundless and sinuous magic of water, among the vibrant brushstrokes of color that the artist used to try to stop the breaths of a changing nature on the canvas. On the notes of Remo Anzovino, between the words of Elisa Lasowski and those of Claire Hélène Marron, the gardener of the Fondation Monet, we follow the master between the Musée Marmottan, the Orangerie, the Musée D’Orsay, in a circle of canvases and colors .
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1916-1919
From painting to marble. Wednesday 7 December at 18 the film Bernini will reveal, through unpublished and exclusive shots, over 60 masterpieces by the master from the most prestigious museums in the world in the extraordinary setting of Villa Borghese.
Tiziano Vecellio is instead the last protagonist of Great masters, the Sky Original production, also available on demand and streaming on NOW, which tells the life of famous artists through their masterpieces. At the center of the last episode of this new season which leaves even more space to the individual works, told through immersive filming and the commentary of the major scholars and historians of Italian art, will be Titian.
Thursday 8 December at 21.15 in first vision, the painter symbol of the Venetian Renaissance will be told by the art historians Marcella Culatti and Sara Menato, through the commentary of masterpieces such as the St. Mark enthroned in the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, the Miracle of the jealous husband and the Miracle of the newbornin the Scuola del Santo in Padua, and again Sacred and Profane Love at the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the Portrait of Francesco Maria della Rovere and Venere d’Urbino at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
Tiziano Vecellio, Venus of Urbino
The Sky Arte week ends on Friday 9 December at 12.50 with a Sky Original production. The hidden Renaissance. African presences in art, a journey in search of the stories of African and Afro-descendant characters who lived in the Italian Renaissance and who, for various reasons, were immortalized in timeless masterpieces, however going unnoticed for centuries. From the portraits of the most famous Afro-descendant, the first Duke of Florence, Alessandro de’ Medici, through the representations of people in slavery or of important African ambassadors, up to the portraits of gondoliers, knights, religious, crooks, part of the fabric of Renaissance society, the documentary, conceived and written by Francesca Priori and directed by Cristian Di Mattia, brings together for the first time an international team of experts who recount the lives of African and Afro-descendant figures who lived in the Renaissance, reconstructing their identity and their role in society.
Andrea Mantegna, Adoration of the Magi, circa 1497-1500. From the documentary “Hidden Renaissance. African presences in art”. this week on Sky Arte HD
Rai Storia’s journey into beauty stops atthe Borghese Gallery
Monday 5 December at 21.10 with Italy, a journey into Beauty Rai Storia accompanies us through the rooms of the Galleria Borghese to admire one of the most important Western art collections. Born in Galileo’s time by the will of the “hedonist” Scipione Borghese, Paolo’s “cardinal nephew”, in order to preserve and enhance the cardinal’s collection, revisited in the eighteenth century by his heirs, the Gallery is today the only to the world where Baroque and Neoclassical coexist in a perfect synthesis.
Face to face with Bernini’s masterpieces, Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro and with neoclassical art, the public will follow the interventions of the director Francesca Cappelletti and the art historians Andrea Bacchi, Lucia Simonato, Andrea Merlotti, flanked by the contribution of the writer Emanuele Trevi (Witch Award 2021).
Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Rape of Proserpina, marble, 109 x 255 cm, Rome, Galleria Borghese