Museo Correr I, Venezia

2016, Printed Later
Archival Lambda Color Photograph

Signed, titled, dated and from edition of 5 on artist’s label on verso.

Available in 3 sizes: 100 x 120 cm. (39.4 x 47.2 in.), 120 x 150 cm. (47.2 x 59.1 in.), 180 x 225 cm. (70.9 x 88.6 in.)

Massimo Listri’s “Museo Correr I, Venezia” captures the elegance and historical grandeur of the Museo Correr through a series of open doors leading into four successive rooms. This perspective draws the viewer through a visually stunning journey of Venetian artistry and architectural splendor.

The Museo Correr, situated in the heart of Venice’s Piazza San Marco, was founded in the early 19th century. Named after Teodoro Correr, a passionate art collector and Venetian nobleman, the museum houses an extensive collection that spans Venetian history, art, and culture from the medieval period to modern times. The museum’s interiors, a blend of neoclassical and Venetian styles, reflect the city’s rich cultural heritage.

In Listri’s photograph, the room in the foreground features beautifully striped walls, adding a dynamic contrast to the space. The ceiling is a masterpiece of ornate sculpting and painting, adorned with intricate designs and classical motifs that epitomize the opulence of Venetian decorative arts. The marblework throughout the room showcases the exquisite craftsmanship characteristic of the period.

Through the open doors, viewers are led into a sequence of rooms, each revealing more of the museum’s architectural beauty and historical depth. This layered view emphasizes the museum’s expansive layout and invites contemplation of the rich narratives contained within its walls.

Natural light streams into the rooms, illuminating the fine details of the ceiling, walls, and marble features. This light enhances the textures and colors, creating a play of light and shadow that adds depth and dimension to the scene. The alignment of the doors and the interplay of light guide the viewer’s eye deeper into the photograph, encouraging a sense of exploration and discovery.

Massimo Listri’s “Museo Correr I, Venezia” not only captures the physical beauty of the museum but also evokes a sense of historical continuity and cultural richness. His photograph invites viewers to appreciate the harmonious blend of art, history, and architecture that defines the Museo Correr, highlighting its role in preserving Venice’s illustrious past.

Through Listri’s lens, the Museo Correr is presented as a space where history and art converge, offering a window into the enduring legacy of Venetian culture. The photograph serves as a testament to the museum’s importance as a cultural institution, preserving the artistic achievements and historical narratives of Venice for future generations.