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Glories of Venice at the de Young

(Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee) “Sensual” and “opulent” are words that come to mind when describing the 50 magnificent paintings in “Masters of Venice” at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

A presentation of works by Renaissance masters from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, it will be seen only in San Francisco, and it is the first time that Venetian paintings of the period have been shown in the United States since 1938.

These works by Titian, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto and others represent the cream of Venetian paintings. All are exquisite but none so rare as the four Giorgiones on view. Look at them carefully. It’s doubtful that you will have another opportunity to see them anytime soon.

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