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Venice in Peril and Views of Venice: Canaletto-Whistler-Masson

January 19 – February 20, 1971

 

The Grand Canal, engraving from Alberti's Giuochi Festivi, Venice, 1686
 
Antonio Canaletto | Andre Masson | James Abbott McNeill Whistler
 
Views of Venice: Canaletto-Whistler-Mason is a loan exhibition from the print and drawing department of the Art Institute of Chicago and shows Venice through the eyes of the 18th, 19th and 20th century artists.

The second part of the exhibition, Venice in Peril, is a photographic documentatation, organized by the International Fund for Monuments, of the present condition of the city and the progress being made in restoring its famous works of art. The striking photographs of Aldo Durazzi, photographer for Time ,Inc., take us behind the idyllic and romantic facade of the lovely city to reveal a grave urban crisis and the deterioration of its irreplacable art.

 

   
   
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