Sfida al barocco. Roma, Torino, Parigi (1680-1750)

12/02/2020
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Sfida al barocco. Roma, Torino, Parigi (1680-1750)

The exhibition, consisting of more than 200 masterpieces, was presented in Rome and will open on 12 March at the Palace of Venaria.

On 12 February, the offices of the Foreign Press Association in Rome hosted the press conference presenting the exhibition Sfida al Barocco. Roma, Torino, Parigi (1680-1750). Uno straordinario percorso artistico verso la modernità (Defying the Baroque. Rome, Turin, Paris (1680-1750). An extraordinary artistic journey towards modernity), an exhibition project stemming from research conducted by Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura of Compagnia di San Paolo as part of The Age and the Culture of Baroque Fellowship Programme.

From 12 March, more than 200 masterpieces from the world’s most prestigious museums and collections will be on display in the magnificent setting of the Citroniera Juvarriana (Juvarra’s orangery) at the Palace of Venaria. 

The exhibition – curated by Michela di Macco and Giuseppe Dardanello, supported by an international scientific committee – is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and is organised by Compagnia di San Paolo and the Consorzio delle Residenze Reali Sabaude. The partner of the exhibition is Intesa Sanpaolo.

The press conference was attended by Francesco Profumo, President of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation, and Piero Gastaldo, President of the Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura.