Through myth and allegory, Venice has always identified itself with high ideals, as a place where
justice prevailed. During the artistic season of the Baroque, Venetian painting expressed ethical and philosophical messages that exalted Venice as the ideal republic. It was an artistic season defined by a stylistic revival, a rediscovery of the traditions of color and atmosphere that distinguished the 16th century painting. This extraordinary exhibition beautifully illustrates the reflection of Venice through the masterful, mythological and allegorical Baroque language of important Venetian painters.