Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morga

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The Morgan Library & Museum in New York unveiled a collection of sketches, books and other art from the dynamic cultural milieu of sixteenth-century Venice.

The exhibit, called Renaissance Venice: Drawings from the Morgan features masters such as Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Carpaccio.

The works include books and maps that reveal the critical role Venice played in luxury-book production and printing during the 16th century.

The exhibition focuses on an important era in the history of Venice, when the port city established itself as a center of international trade.

“Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Venice saw the coming together of economic and social trends that created an amazingly fertile ground for artistic creation,” said William M. Griswold, director of the Morgan Library & Museum. “The list of artists working in Venice at the time is a ‘who’s who’ of great Renaissance masters.”

Renaissance Venice is on display through Sept. 23, 2012 at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York.