, an international leader in the field of architectural lighting and a member of the Fagerhult Group, continues its commitment to enhancing cultural heritage by putting its know-how and technological solutions at the service of the prestigious Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia (Venice Academy Museum).
In the monumental Selva-Lazzari rooms on the ground floor of the Museum
, a unique and extraordinary exhibition of seventeenth and eighteenth-century Venetian and Veneto painting opens today. These rooms are part of the major restoration project, completed in 2013 under the supervision of Tobia Scarpa and the Director of Works Renata Codello, that restructured the functional design of the entire ground floor of the museum. This precious selection of 63 works
is strongly representative of Venetian and Veneto painting in these two centuries and includes works that have never been exhibited before and have been specifically restored for this exhibition. The project’s private sponsors include Venetian Heritage
, the main partner
, Intesa Sanpaolo, a number of companies from the Italian Stock Exchange and iGuzzini, the technical lighting sponsor.
To light the exhibition route, a completely renewed LED technology system has been specifically designed by Carlo Pallieri with the support and technical solutions of iGuzzini illuminazione. This system not only enhances the works on display but also makes the layout of the exhibition more flexible and enjoyable.
To meet the numerous lighting challenges of this particular location, warm white luminaires with a high colour rendering index, installed on wall-mounted tracks and offering a wide range of optics and accessories have been installed as they are able to enhance the colours of these masterpieces and satisfy the various layout requirements.
To light the two rooms
, which are both large and high with minimalist surfaces characterised by large columns, round View Opti Beam Lens
projectors with a medium-sized, 126 mm-diameter body have been chosen. These include a built-in dimmer for manual dimming, interchangeable spot, medium and flood optics and a series of accessories that have enabled the most effective light emission to be created for each individual painting. For certain paintings, 51 mm diameter Palco Low Voltage
luminaires have been used. These include La Parabola del banchetto di nozze by Bernardo Strozzi, Santa Caterina si rifiuta di adorare gli idoli by Sebastiano Mazzoni and La Parabola delle Vergini sagge e delle Vergini stolte
The lighting system for the Selva-Lazzari rooms in the Gallerie dell’Accademia
is the latest art and culture project in Venice that iGuzzini has taken part in. With particular reference to the Venetian schools, iGuzzini illuminazione has contributed to the lighting system designed by Studio Passetti Lighting for the Scuola Grande di San Rocco
, the lighting system designed by Alberto Torsello for the Scuola Grande della Misericordia
, and the lighting system designed by Alberto Ongaro for the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Giustizia
e di San Girolamo
, the home of the Ateneo Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venetian Institute of Science, Literature and the Arts).
The project is part of the Light is Back
programme through which iGuzzini contributes actively, with light, to enhancing and safeguarding cultural assets.
The programme that was launched in the 1990s has recently provided lighting for masterpieces, such as the Legend of the True Cross by Piero della Francesca in Arezzo, the Pontifical Sanctuary of the Holy Stairs in Rome, Tintoretto’s paintings at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, Michelangelo’s Pietà, the Museum of the Dancing Satyr in Mazara del Vallo, the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper in Milan.