From Tiepolo to Banksy: a dialogue between Ancient and Modern at the Porto Cervo Waterfront

The Waterfront in Porto Cervo is a truly exclusive location to exhibit your works: the sea, the architecture studied in detail, the evocative atmosphere of Costa Smeralda. Deodato Arte has recently inaugurated the summer season and, despite the Covid, there were no shortage of queues at the entrance and the summer promises to be rich and intense.

This year the Deodato Arte gallery has some unique and special news: next to its artists, between Pop and Street Art, will be exhibited works by masters of the past centuries such as Tintoretto, Canaletto and Tiepolo. A bridge between ancient and modern that, thanks to the partnership with MasterpiecesGroup, has allowed us to establish new dialogues and connections by combining the Old Masters with artists of the moment such as Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami.

The concept behind this initiative is to put art within everyone's reach. Not just the prerogative of an elite, but free to travel among the public and (why not?) to deal with our present. Creating new connections and references thus becomes the task not only of the critics and art historians, but also of the passer-by and the curious who now can meet, even outside a museum, works by masters of Renaissance and Baroque art.

And the policy does not change. Transparency and accessibility remain the values of Deodato Arte: prices on display and full freedom for collectors and art lovers to request all the information they want and, if desired, to buy the works.

Giandomenico Tiepolo, The Minuet

Giandomenico Tiepolo, Il MinuettoThe collection on display at the Waterfront is renewed, until September 6, every three weeks. In this first exhibition were presented the works of two masters with a strong historical-artistic value: the Maddalena Penitente by Giampietrino, painter of the first half of the 16th century belonging to the Lombard School and linked to the circle of Leonardo; the splendid canvas by Gian Domenico Tiepolo The Minuet.

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727 Venice - 1804 Venice) is an 18th century Venetian painter, heir to the Venetian school and master of light and bright colors. From frescoes in villas and estates to the works related to the themes of carnival and exoticism, Tiepolo adopts the features of the Rococo style, reinforcing the decorative aspect of the settings and refining to the utmost the clothes and jewels of the protagonists of his works.

The Minuet is an oil on canvas of 1755 measuring 111x81 cm and represents, in the cheerful context of the Venetian carnival, the moment of the dance (a Minuet, precisely). A beautiful lady in an intense golden yellow dress dances in the centre of the composition, surrounded by a crowd of carnival masks that accompany her cheerfulness and joy. And, between light and “relaxed” colors and richly decorated clothing, the work spreads peace and serenity, a celebration of life that today more than ever we have understood how important it is.