The Capodimonte collection arrives at the Reggia Venaria in Turin

From Masaccio to Titian, from Caravaggio to Andy Warhol, the famous collection of Capodimonte Museum arrives at Turinat the Royal Palace of Venaria, in a retrospective that tells the story of the Neapolitan museum, its events under the Bourbons and the major passages of its contemporary era. With over 80 works, the Turin exhibition explores the institution and its best-known examples spanning five centuries of art history.

Open to the public from March 29 to September 15, 2024, Capodimonte from Royal Palace to Museum. Five centuries of masterpieces from Masaccio to Andy Warhol it is the outcome of a collective curatorial work. Hosted by Sylvain Bellenger and Andrea Merlottithe two curators were supported by a committee made up of Patrizia Piscitello, Carmine Romano, Alessandra Rullo, Clara Goria and Donatella Zanardo.

The origins of the Museum date back to 1738when Charles of Bourbon he had it built to display the collection collected by his mother, Elisabetta Farnese of Spain, which included antiquities found during the excavations carried out in the Vesuvius area, but also examples, among others, by Parmigianino, Titian and Lorenzo Lotto. The history of the collection of the Capodimonte Museum therefore begins from these nuclei, and then continues to be enriched over the centuries, up to the famous Vesuvius by Andy Warhol, also on display in Turin.

The exhibition itinerary designed for the spaces of the Reggia Venaria begins with a room dedicated to the “Neapolitan” artists for the Savoy court, which focuses on the relationship between Bourbon and Savoy, to then continue with the collection collected by the Farnese family, which includes masterpieces of the caliber of Flagellation of Caravaggio, as well Pope Paul III with his nephews Alessandro and Ottavio Farnese by Titian. Before concluding, the exhibition also hosts contemporary masterpieces, such as the aforementioned one Vesuviuscreated by the master of Pop Art in 1985.

Capodimonte from Royal Palace to Museum. Five centuries of masterpieces from Masaccio to Andy Warhol
from March 29 to September 15, 2024
Reggia Venaria – Turin

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