Project Description

Triumph of Poetry, Gaspare Diziani, 1757
Museum of Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice

Restoration of the fresco representing the Triumph of Poetry, Gaspare Diziani

Museum of Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice

Project Director
Musei Civici Veneziani
Monuments and Fine Arts Office of Venice


Venetian Heritage

Start date
November 2003

End date
March 2004

12.000,00 €

Venetian Heritage contributed to the restoration of the ceiling fresco Triumph of Poetry, painted in 1757 by Gaspare Diziani for the Room of the Pastels at Ca’ Rezzonico. The fresco depicts a personification of Poetry surrounded by personifications of Painting, Architecture, Music and Sculpture, while a putto armed with a torch brings about the downfall of Ignorance. Before restoration, the entire fresco was covered with a dark layer probably of oil, intended to be protective, applied during a restoration made in the 19th century. After cleaning, the original vibrant colours gave the ceiling that exuberant vitality typical of the Venetian Rococò.