Curated by: Anna Orlando e Daniele Sanguinetti
From 11 October 2019 to 12 January 2020 Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino hosts Bernardo Strozzi (1582/1644). The conquest of color: a monographic exhibition dedicated to the famous Genoese artist.
The exhibition represents an extraordinary event , both from a scientific and cultural point of view, with the exceptional opportunity to exhibit the works of the painter in direct comparison with his cycle of frescoes-masterpiece, brought to light in the Palace in 2000 and the the only one exposed to the public in a museum context.
In the five rooms on the noble floor of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, the exhibition - which counts about fifty works, of which twenty have never been exhibited and seven unpublished absolute - traces the main artistic moments of the master, with the aim of showing the public the best of his work and the most fascinating aspects of his unique contribution to the history of seventeenth-century Genoese painting.
The exhibition is curated by Anna Orlando and Daniele Sanguineti, among the leading experts recognized for the Genoese figurative culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
As per the tradition of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, always placed in the cultural context of the city, a rich calendar of events and collateral initiatives will allow you to further deepen the work of Bernardo Strozzi, involving the entire Ligurian territory; the calendar will be available soon.
The event celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the opening to the public of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, the splendid residence among the Rolli di Strada Nuova.
The Strada Nuova Museums propose the itinerary, Bernardo Strozzi's masterpieces of the Strada Nuova Museums, conceived by Raffaella Besta, Piero Boccardo and Margherita Priarone, exhibiting a selection of his most representative works preserved in the civic collections: to name a few, the Caravaggesca Madonna with Child and San Giovannino, the famous Cook, Il Pifferaio. This nucleus of real masterpieces - mostly coming from the fabulous picture gallery of the Brignole Sale family - best represents the manner and thematic choices of the artist during the years of his Genoese activity.