July 13-Oct. 10
Japan and Italy have enjoyed 150 years of diplomatic relations, and to celebrate, The National Art Center, Tokyo, is hosting Japan’s first large-scale exhibition of Venetian Renaissance paintings from the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice.
The exhibition is separated into five different sections, with each representing a different period from between the 15th to early 17th century. More than 60 masterpieces are being shown, including works by Giovanni Bellini, Tiziano Vecellio (Titian), and Carlo Crivelli. One of the highlights is Tiziano’s High Renaissance work “The Annunciation (Church of San Salvador, Venice),” a large altarpiece painting depicting the moment that the Virgin Mary is told that she is carrying the son of God.
The National Art Center, Tokyo; 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Nogizaka Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,600. Closed Tue. 03-5405-8686; www.tbs.co.jp/venice2016/english
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