MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS
Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano features a unique exhibition in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo, Fondazione Torino Musei and the Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale
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This unique exhibition stems from a collaborative project between Intesa Sanpaolo, Fondazione Torino Musei and the Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale” and is targeted at disseminating the historic and cultural value of one of the most vibrant periods of Southern Italy’s artistic heritage. It focuses on one of the most fascinating and mysterious paintings of Sixteenth-century Italy, Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (circa 1630) by Giovanni Ricca, one of the most influential members of the circle of artists formed by Jusepe de Ribera, the famous Spanish artist who arrived in Naples in 1616 where he remained until his death in 1652, laying the groundwork for the development of painting in the Viceroy’s capital thanks to the intensity and expressive variety of his figurative language. Three paintings included in Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano’s permanent collection, integrated with a careful selection of paintings, allow viewers to make comparisons and better understand Ricca’s artistic personality. The exhibition also features two large canvases, previously inaccessible to the public, painted by Ricca and De Somer. Their presence testifies to Intesa Sanpaolo’s commitment to restoring the city’s artistic heritage. The exhibition is curated by Giuseppe Porzio.
On the occasion of the international Comic book and Games fair, as part of COMIC(ON) OFF, several cartoonists will present never seen-before creations inspired by the same number of works featured in the temporary exhibition.
Until 5 June. Tues-Fri from 10am to 6pm; Sat, Sun from 10am to 8pm. Closed on Mondays. Open on 25 April. www.gallerieditalia.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Zevallos di Stigliano. Via Toledo, 185, Naples. T: 800454229