Caterina Cornaro

Cornaro, Caterina

(kätārē`nä kōrnä`rō), 1454–1510, queen of Cyprus. A celebrated Venetian beauty, she was married in 1472 to James II of Cyprus, who was eager to secure Venetian support. James II died in 1473, and his infant son, James III, in 1474. Caterina reigned amidst diplomatic intrigue and local hostilities until Venice forced her to abdicate (1489) and took control of Cyprus. Caterina returned to Venice and retired to Asolo. There she held a small but brilliant court, depicted by Pietro Bembo in his Platonic dialogue, Gli Asolani.
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Onward and upward, the exhibition takes in the Collection of Mediaeval Pottery (which references the existence of pottery workshops in Nicosia along with the presentation of significant items of Gothic art), followed by the exclusive paintings and exhibits related to Cyprus' most famous queen in the Caterina Cornaro Hall.
The theater was installed in the great hall of a palace built in the fifteenth century for Caterina Cornaro, the exiled queen of Cyprus.
It is held to commemorate the 15th century welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, wife of the King of Cyprus, with a parade of boats decorated in 16th century-style and rowers dressed in period costumes.
Of particular interest among the latter are the first Ricordi editions of Bellini's La straniera, Donizetti's Caterina Cornaro, and Pacini's Saffo; the first Escudier edition of Verdi's Les vepres siciliennes; and rare works by Mancinelli, Samara, and others.
For Koos this ideal crystallizes in Caterina Cornaro's villa at Altivole, the closest thing the Republic had to its own courtly setting.
Ninguna, nunca: Caterina Cornaro. El testimonio iconico de Gentile Bellini
The result of a scientific collaboration with the Cyprus Institute, and taking place under the aegis of the Italian Embassy in Cyprus, Portrait traces the story behind a recently discovered portrait (on loan from the private collection of Michael Zeipekkis) of Cyprus' last queen, Caterina Cornaro, and provides a closer look at the research behind the painting.
Her friend, artist Jim Long, searched photos of theater interiors until he found this one of the Asolo, which was built in 1798 inside the palace of Caterina Cornaro in Asolo, Italy, and transported to Sarasota in the 1950s.
The royal portrait belongs to the private collection of Michael Zeipekkis who has loaned the artwork to the Leventis Museum on a long-term basis for research and study purposes, but also for it to be on display at the museum's permanent exhibition area dedicated to Caterina Cornaro.
Joseph Polizzi, author of the book, Lady of Asolo: A Pictorial History of the Life and Times of Caterina Cornaro, just reissued and available in the Museum Store, will talk about this grand city and Queen.
Queen Caterina Cornaro was the last queen of Cyprus from August 26, 1474 to February 26, 1489.