The Venetian Art of the Renaissance is represented by works of the leading masters of the Venetian school of painting of the 15th and 16th centuries (rooms 217 -222), as well as by objects of applied art including glass, fabrics and articles of bronze (room 223).
The Courtyard enfilade on the first floor in the Great Hermitage is devoted to the Venetian school of painting represented by the works of15th and 16th–century masters Cima da Conegliano, Giorgione and Sebastiano del Pjombo, as well as by the portraitists Palma the Elder, Domenico Capriolo and Lorenzo Lotto (rooms 217-218). The paintings by Titian characterize different stages in his work.
The earliest of them, the monumental painting “The Flight into Egypt”, was created in the early 1500s (room 217).The famous paintings in the Hermitage collection –“Danae”,“The Penitent Magdalene” and “St Sebastian” - (room 221)represent the late period in Titian’s work. The paintings by Paolo Veronese and Jacopo Tintoretto illustrate the final stage of the development of art during the Renaissance period (room 222). The exhibition is complemented by objects of appliedart: Venetian glass, bronze door-knockers, fabrics and lace (room 223).