Defying the Baroque | Exhibitions | La Venaria Reale

Defying the Baroque

Rome Turin Paris 1680 - 1750

Coming soon in the Juvarra's Citroniera (dates are indicative)

An extraordinary artistic journey towards modernity

In compliance with the government provisions on museum closings, the opening date of the exhibition is being rescheduled.

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.

Immagine mostra Sfida al Barocco

Curated by:
Giuseppe Dardanello and Michela di Macco

Project of the Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura realized thanks to Fondazione ​Compagnia di San PaoloGeneral organization by Consorzio della Residenze Reali SabaudePartner Intesa Sanpaolo.

Scientific Committee:
Andrea Bacchi (Director of the Federico Zeri Foundation, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna)
Liliana Barroero (“Roma Tre” University)
Anne-Lise Desmas (Department Head, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles)
Sybille Ebert-Schifferer (Director Emeritus, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome)
Guillaume Faroult (Conservateur Peintures françaises 18e siècle, Département des Peintures, Musée du Louvre, Paris)
Peter Fuhring (Conseiller Scientifique, Fondation Custodia, Paris)
Chiara Gauna (University of Turin)
Enrica Pagella (Director of the Royal Museums of Turin)
Simonetta Prosperi Valenti Rodinò (“Tor Vergata” University of Rome )
Giovanni Romano (Professor Emeritus University of Turin)
Pierre Rosenberg (de l’Académie française, Paris)
Guilhem Scherf (conservateur Département des Sculptures, Europe 18e siècle, Musée du Louvre, Paris)

Juvarra's Citroniera
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 to Sunday, 14 June 2020