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Giorgione’s La Vecchia

Giorgione's "La Vecchia"

Giorgione (c. 1477/78–c. 1510), La Vecchia, 1502–08, oil on canvas, 26 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (68 x 59 cm), Gallerie dell’Accademia, cat. 272, © G.A. VE Photo Archive, Courtesy of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities—Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice.

Giorgione’s La Vecchia
May 15 – August 4, 2019

Painted more than 500 years ago, Giorgione’s La Vecchia, or The Old Woman, transcends portraiture. The enigmatic Italian Renaissance master infuses the universal story of aging into this poignant and astonishing work. La Vecchia confronts and acknowledges the inevitability and truth of growing old. This rare loan from the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy, brings one of the few works attributed to Giorgione to the Wadsworth.


May 15 | Member Preview
May 23 | Gallery Talk: Giorgione’s La Vecchia in Context
June 19 | Gallery Talk: Giorgione, Revolutionary Artist of the Renaissance
July 10 | Lecture: Revealing the Mysteries of La Vecchia

This exhibition is organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and the Cincinnati Art Museum, in collaboration with the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture (FIAC).



Supported by Agnes and William R. Peelle Jr.

Sustaining support for the Wadsworth Atheneum provided by Newman’s Own Foundation and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign.

 Sustaining support for the Wadsworth Atheneum provided by Newman's Own Foundation and the Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign.