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Th Venetian Paintings

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Picture by Gilberto Urbinati

Between the 15th and 17th centuries, Rimini and Venice had an intense business relationship which yielded, among other things, the importation of big altarpieces (by Paolo Veronese, Domenico Tintoretto, Palma the young) and of small paintings destined to “private estimators”. Some of these paintings became part of the Collections of the Congregation of Charity, and some ended up in the sacristies of the main churches. They were then entrusted to the museum: the two extraordinary “apocalyptic” paintings by Maffei, still framed by their original carved frames, are particularly seducing. In the 17th century, some artists from Rimini (such as Carlo Leoni) were trained in Venice, or moved elsewhere to find better jobs (like Guido Cagnacci).