Visited by more than 35,000 people, it has had extraordinary public success and unanimous appreciation at an international level by art lovers, experts, curators and museum directors.
The exhibition presents a selection of very early carpets from the Zaleski collection matched with rare Renaissance paintings.
Twenty-six very rare carpets dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries have been selected from the Zaleski collection, representing some of the most prized types that came to Venice along the trade routes from the Orient.
Six rare Italian Renaissance paintings depicting carpets in religious and secular scenes are placed alongside the precious carpets displayed, allowing confirmation of their widespread distribution in the northern area and the types of decorations that typified some families of carpets.
The exhibition is intended to also highlight the small but precious nucleus of Oriental carpets in the Franchetti collection with the inclusion of three of the rarest textile products from this being shown in public for the first time.
CARPETS FROM THE ZALESKI COLLECTION
The exhibition, curated by Moshe Tabibnia and Francesca Fiorentino, has an absolutely unique value because it offers an ideal historical-artistic journey from fifteenth-century Venice through sixteenth-century Brescia and on to the European Balkan regions of the seventeenth century.
FROM 23 MARCH TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2017
Serenissime Trame featured twenty-six very early Oriental carpets, extraordinary, highly coloured textiles composed of elaborate weaves with a powerful symbolic charge. The exhibition allowed a comparison of precious products with some Italian paintings dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.Find out more
The Galleria Giorgio Franchetti at Ca’ d’Oro hosted the Serenissime Trame exhibition from 23 March to 23 September 2017, the first museum presentation of the Zaleski Collection.Find out more
The Fondazione Tassara, established in 2008 by Romain Zaleski, was recognised as such in 2009 by the Regione Lombardia.
The Fondazione Tassara is a not-for-profit organisation working in the field of culture, education, instruction and training. In 2014 it received a donation of great scientific value from the Zaleski family, consisting of 1325 antique carpets, with the future aim of setting up a museum dedicated to their conservation and presentation to the public and to scholars.Find out more
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