Defying the Baroque | Exhibitions | La Venaria Reale

Defying the Baroque

Rome Turin Paris 1680 - 1750

In the Juvarra's Citroniera, until 20 September.

An extraordinary artistic journey towards modernity

Over 200 masterpieces from the most prestigious museums and collections around the world for an not-to-miss exhibition, set up in the grandiose spaces of the Juvarra's Citroniera at Reggia di Veneria.

The defiance to the Baroque is launched by artists in the name of modernity with the experimentation with new forms and new communication languages developed between 1680 and 1750. A search that develops between Rome and Paris, the two poles of attraction of modern Europe, with which the Turin of those years entertains an intense dialogue of ideas and exchange of works and artists, which contribute to an epochal season of renewal of the arts on the international scene.

The ancient fables in theatrical history paintings, the sacred tales in altarpieces, the seduction and grace in sculptures and paintings, the planning of spectacular architectural models and the precious refinement of furnishings and ornaments (together with the splendid Savoy Bucentaur, to close the exhibition) accompany visitors along the exciting and amazing journey in search of a modern identity.

Chronicles of an exhibition set-up: a space to explore the exhibition behind the scenes.

The exhibition, curated by Michela di Macco (University of Rome La Sapienza) and Giuseppe Dardanello (University of Turin), flanked by an international scientific committee, is the result of a vast research project carried out within the framework of the Research Program on Baroque Age and Culture developed by Fondazione 1563.

Designed by the Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo, the exhibition is organized by the Consorzio delle Residenze Reali SabaudeIn partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo.

The exhibition boasts the exceptional participation of the Louvre Museum and the special collaboration of major museums in Rome, Turin and Paris:   

  • Rome, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca
  • Rome, Gallerie Nazionali di Arte Antica - Palazzo Barberini and Galleria Corsini
  • Turin, Musei Reali - Biblioteca Reale, Galleria Sabauda, Palazzo Reale
  • Turin, Palazzo Madama - Museo Civico d'Arte Antica
  • Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs
  • Paris, Musée du Louvre

Under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic

Juvarra's Citroniera
Saturday, 30 May 2020 to Sunday, 20 September 2020

Tickets for the exhibition and "All in a Palace" ticket

The exhibition ticket also includes a visit to the Bucentaur of the House of Savoy in the Juvarra Stables.

Admissions every 30 minutes: maximum of 40 visitors.


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