A palace, a dining room, eight diners, a self-portrait. What could it possibly mean?
These are the details that made a unique evening among intellectuals and aristocrats in 1792, who involved the illustrious citizen of Castelfranco in their discussions. It is well known, in fact, that Canova was not only the greatest neoclassical sculptor, but also a great scholar with a wealth of knowledge. Hence the highly successful hoax he concocted with Prince Abbondo Rezzonico in Rome, challenging Giorgione and art connoisseurs.
This is how the Casa Giorgione Museum is hosting a new and interesting exhibition, in the year of the Canova celebrations two centuries after the death of the genius from Possagno, delving into the figure of Giorgione and his critical fortune. The exhibition has been curated by the Scientific Committee: Fernando Mazzocca, Moira Mascotto, Antonio Carradore and Matteo Melchiorre.
The exhibition will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.