All'ombra di Leonardo (In Leonardo's shadow) | Exhibitions | La Venaria Reale
Manifattura brussellese (?), Ultima Cena (copia da Leonardo da Vinci), 1516-1533. Arazzo in seta e filati metallici in argento e oro. Città del Vaticano, Musei Vaticani. Photo: © Governatorato dello Stato della Città del Vaticano - Direzione dei Musei Vaticani, tutti i diritti riservati

All'ombra di Leonardo (In Leonardo's shadow)

Tapestries and ceremonies at the papal court

Until 3 September 2023, Rooms of the Arts

The exhibition focuses on two remarkable works from the Vatican Museums: the Leonardesque Last Supper tapestry (to whose making Leonardo might have personally contributed during his French years) and the baldachin of Clement VII, designed by Raphael's most important disciples and collaborators.

From the 1500s, and for four centuries, the two tapestries played a key role in some of the major sacred ceremonies that took place at the Papal Court on the occasion of Easter, in particular the Coena Domini Holy Mass and Foot washing, celebrations embraced by all the Catholic courts, including the Court of Savoy. An intriguing story set in the Vatican palace, in St. Peter's Basilica and at the European courts, which still lives on today.

The display was set up with the important participation of the Vatican Museums. It also avails itself of the precious support of the Quirinale Palace [Palazzo del Quirinale], of the Royal Museums of Turin [Musei Reali di Torino] and of the Museum of Rome [Museo di Roma].

It also integrates into the theme branch dedicated to the European Courts, which has always been one of the cultural pursuits for the Reggia and its Research Centre.

Curated by Alessandra Rodolfo and Andrea Merlotti

Rooms of the Arts, 2nd floor
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 to Sunday, 03 September 2023

exhibition ticket and "All in a Palace" ticket.




For information: tel. +39 011 4992333


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