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 Palazzo in 2000 and the unique exposed to the public in a museum context.
In the five rooms on the noble floor of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, the exhibition - which has about fifty works, of which about twenty are never exhibited and seven absolute unpublished works - traces the main artistic moments of the master, with the aim of showing the public the better than his work and the most fascinating aspects of his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, one of the greatest recognized experts in the Genoese figurative culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, As per the tradition of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino, always set in the cultural context of the city, a rich calendar of events and collateral initiatives will allow to deepen further the work of Bernardo Strozzi, involving the whole Ligurian territory; the calendar will be available soon.
The event celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the opening of Palazzo Nicolosio Lomellino to the public, the splendid residence among the Rolli of Strada Nuova. In parallel with the Palazzo Lomellino exhibition, from 31 October 2019 to 2 February 2020 the Strada Nuova Museums offer the route, the masterpieces by Bernardo Strozzi of the Strada Nuova Museums, conceived by Raffaella Besta, Piero Boccardo and Margherita Priarone, presenting a selection of his most representative works preserved in the civic collections: to name a few, the Caravaggesca Madonna con Bambino and San Giovannino, the famous Cuoca, Il Pifferaio. This nucleus of true masterpieces - coming largely from the fabulous collection of the Brignole Sale family - best represents the artist's way and the thematic choices during the years of his Genoese activity.