Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616): Palladio’s Rival and Heir
Paolo Veronese (Caliari), Portrait of the Architect Vincenzo Scamozzi, about 1585, oil on canvas. Denver Art Museum: Charles Bayly, Jr. Collection (1951.85).
English Palladianism is deeply endebted to Vincenzo Scamozzi. Inigo Jones arranged for Scamozzi's collection of architectural drawings by Andrea Palladio to be purchased by Lord Arundel. Scamozzi personally knew Palladio and completed two of his most famous and influential buildings following Palladio's death in 1570 - the Villa Rotunda and the Olympic Theatre in Vincenza. Scamozzi's international career equally had a role in disseminating Palladio's architectural style outside Italy. This exhibition, curated with Dr Andrew Hopkins of the University of l'Aquila, coincides with the 400th anniversary of Scammozi's death. Drawing on collections in this country, Europe and North America, this exhibition will examine the impact of Scammozi's work on Northern European architecture, as well as looking at the architect as a collector of antiquities. (Further details to be confirmed).