There is something just a little special on at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts this winter season. Splendore A Venezia Art and Music from the Renaissance to Baroque in the Serenissima will be running until January 19, 2014. As you might imagine this is a mixed media exhibition or as cultural cognoscenti might say an innovative multidisciplinary exhibition focusing the eye and the ear on the Venetian Republic in its heyday.
The exhibition spans time from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries and consists on the visual side of 120 works of art, paintings, prints and drawings by the likes of Titian, Tintoretto, Bassano, Giovani Battista, Tiepolo and Canaletto among others as well as period musical instruments. And as for the musical side of the brain, a free audioguide is available that will play music by the likes of Vivaldi or Albinoni that directly relate to either the painting or musical instrument being looked at. As well, as series of matching concerts has been arranged for the museum’s Salle Bourgie.