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21 Mag

On the trail of Titian

In SPECIALI by admin / 21 maggio 2013 / 0 Comments

Following on from the highly acclaimed exhibition of Titian which took place in his home town of Pieve di Cadore in 2013, the Titian Itinerary guides visitors to Cadore across some of the locations which inspired his paintings.

01 CORTINA D’AMPEZZO/ Campo di Sopra
Church of Saint Candido

  • Anonymous student of Titian: St John the Baptist (second half of the 18th Century)

02 SAN VITO DI CADORE
Church of Saints Vito, Modesto and Crescenza

  • Francesco Vecellio:  Madonna with Child, Saints Vito and John the Baptist, two Bishop Saints (Ermagora and Fortunato?), the parish priest Bernardo Constantini (1524)
  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child in glory and donors M. Thomaseo di Coleto and consort (1597)

Church of Our Lady of Defence

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saint Ermagora and Saint Anthony (circa 1515)

03 ZOPPE’ DI CADORE
Church of Saint Anne

  • Titian and his aides: Madonna with Child on a throne and Saints Matthew (?), Anne and Girolamo (first half of 17th Century)

04 VALLE DI CADORE
Church of Saint Mark

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saints Mark, Albino (?) and Lucano (?) (first half of 17th Century)

05 PIEVE DI CADORE / Nebbiù
Church of Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

  • Marco Vecellio:  Madonna with Child, Saint Anthony of Egypt, Saint Lucia and Saint Mary Magdalene (1584)

06 PIEVE DI CADORE / Tai
Church of Saint Candido

  • Cesare Vecellio, set of three paintings: Madonna with Child and Saints Candido, Oswald, Apollonio and Maurizio

07 PERAROLO DI CADORE
Church of Saint Rocco

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child and Saints Rocco and Sebastian (second decade of 17th Century)

Church of Saints Rocco and Sebastian

  • Fabrizio Vecellio: Saints Lucia and Apollonia (end of 17th Century)

08 PIEVE DI CADORE
Archdeaconal Church Saint Maria

  • Titian and his aides: Madonna with Child between Saints Titian, Andrea and a follower (circa 1565-1566)
  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saints Rocco and Sebastian (second decade of 17th Century)
  • Marco Vecellio: Last Supper (1585); Martrydom of Saint Caterina of Alessandria (1608); Madonna of the Rosary, Saints Domenico and Caterina of Siena (end of 17th Century)
  • Cesare Vecellio: Saints Peter and Paul, Angel and Madonna (circa 1580)
  • Anonymous, copy of Titian: Madonna with Child and Angels (circa 1650)

Palace of Magnifica Comunità di Cadore

  • Cesare Vecellio: The dedication of Cadore to Venice (1599)
  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saint Mark and allegories of Loyalty and Strength (end of 17th Century)

09 CALALZO DI CADORE
Saint Biagio Church

  • Orazio Vecellio: Saint Peter and the Annunciation; St Peter and the Nativity; Saint Vito and the Adoration of the Magi; Saint Anthony of Egypt and the presentation at the Temple (1566)

10 DOMEGGE DI CADORE / Vallesella
Saint Vigilio Church

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Rocco and Sebastian (first half of the 17th Century)

11 DOMEGGE DI CADORE
Saint Rocco Church

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Rocco and Sebastian (first half of the 17th Century)

Saint George Church

  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Lucia and Apollonia (1591)

Our Lady of Health Church

  • Anonymous, copy of Titian: Madonna with Child and Angels (18th Century)

12 VIGO DI CADORE / Pelos
Church of Saint Bernardino

  • Marco Vecellio: Madonna with Child, Saint Bernardino of Siena, Saints Peter and Daniel (end of the 17th Century)

13 VIGO DI CADORE
Church of Saint Martin

  • Cesare Vecellio: The beheading of Saint John the Baptist; Saint Caterina of Alessandria (end of the 17th Century)

Church of the Difesa

  • Cesare Vecellio: Saints Rocco and Sebastian (end of the 17th Century)

14 DANTA DI CADORE
Church of Saints Rocco and Sebastian

  • Francesco Vecellio: Madonna with Child between Saints Rocco and Sebastian (fourth decade of 17th Century)

 

15 COMELICO SUPERIORE / Padola

Church of Saint Luke

  • Cesare Vecellio: Pope Saint Silvester (1582)

16 COMELICO SUPERIORE / Candide
Church of Saint Maria Assunta

  • Francesco Vecellio: Saints Andrew and John the Baptist; Madonna with Child (circa 17th Century)

17 SAN PIETRO DI CADORE
Church of Saint Peter

  • Marco Vecellio: Saints Peter, Paul and Simon (1588)

14 Nov

Pieve di Cadore

In PAESI by admin / 14 novembre 2012 / 0 Comments

Pieve di Cadore, cultural and administrative centre of the area, is one of those towns where nature’s allure combines with history and art to bring to life the spirit of the place. Titian’s birthplace bears the hallmarks of the great Renaissance master’s presence, from the house where he was born to the place names and the elegant square which frames his statue right in front of the historic palace of Magnifica Comunità di Cadore. Next to the local government building, symbol of civic life, stands the imposing
church of Santa Maria Nascente (11th century) which in its present form dates to the 19th century. The rich decoration inside includes an altar piece by Titian – Madonna with child and saints – paintings by the Vecellio family, Francesco, Marco and Cesare, and the remains of a precious Fluegelaltar.

The main square is flanked by remarkable historic buildings, including Tiziano l’Oratore’s house, dating from the 16th century and seat of Fondazione Tiziano e Cadore, a research centre on Titian’s production (noteworthy is the study with frescoes of grotesques). Right in front of the Town Hall a recent archaeological dig has shed light on the remains of a second century Roman villa, whose mosaic floor is exhibited in the Cadore Archaeological Museum. As you go down Via Arsenale, first you come across the ancient fountain of St John Nepomuceno (1793) with palazzo Sampieri-Vallenzasca-Policardi at the back and then the house where Titian was born. Further down stands palazzo COSMO with the concert hall and Museo dell’Occhiale. The latter, the most important museum of its kind, holds a unique collection of almost four thousand pairs of glasses, showing the history of eyewear from the 14th to the 20th century.

A walk around the town or in the nearby hamlets offers the opportunity to admire fine examples of religious architecture: Christ Church in Valcalda, with its fine crucifix, St Lawrence’s church in Sottocastello, its fabric and woodwork still in their original form, the remains of St Bartholemew’s church, and the churchyard in Nebbiù which used to host a fine polyptych by Antonio Rosso (now at the Museo Jacquemart-André in Paris). St Candido in Tai holds three works by Cesare Vecellio, Titian’s cousin and collaborator, which are set in wonderful altar frames made of painted carved wood. In Pozzale the church of St Thomas the Apostle exhibits a polyptych by Vittore Carpaccio. An excursion to the top of San Dionisio’s hill is worth the effort: on the summit, at over 1,800 metres a.s.l., stands the chapel dedicated to the saint. The original building was constructed in 1508, when the people of Cadore fought for their freedom in the plain at the bottom of the hill.

From here the view is breathtaking: the villages – Tai, Nebbiù, Valle – nestle in the valley with a crown of peaks all around: the Marmarole range, the majestic Antelao, Mount Pelmo, Mount Rite with Cibiana at its foot. A short descent takes you to Rifugio Antelao, built by the writer and Resistance fighter Giovanna Zangrandi. Another pleasant walk from Pieve takes you to parco del Roccolo, with a panoramic terrace on the lake and the opportunity to see Father Christmas’s house. From here you can go up to Forte di Monte Ricco, where the ancient castle used to stand. After the latest restoration work, the site is now a memorial and will be used as a cultural centre in the future.

INFO
www.comune.pievedicadore.bl.it
www.tizianovecellio.it