closed The myth of Venice

The show

To celebrate the 1600th anniversary of the city of Venice, whose foundation has traditionally been set on March 25 of the year 421, Mets Percorsi d'Arte, the Castello Foundation and the Municipality of Novara, with the patronage of the European Commission, the Piedmont Region , from the Province of Novara and Venice 1600, propose the exhibition The Myth of Venice. From Hayez to the Biennale, curated by Elisabetta Chiodini with a prestigious scientific committee directed by Fernando Mazzocca which includes Elena Di Raddo, Anna Mazzanti, Paul Nicholls, Paolo Serafini and Alessandra Tiddia.

Seventy works divided into eight rooms in the splendid setting of the Castello Visconteo di Novara to tell the myth of the lagoon city. Starting with the great master Francesco Hayez, the itinerary presents a rich selection of the most important works - and often never seen because they come from prestigious private collections - by the most famous Italian artists of the second half of the nineteenth century.

The starting point of the exhibition itinerary are the works of some of the greatest masters who worked in the lagoon city during the first decades of the nineteenth century, significantly influencing the development of Venetian painting in the second half of the century with their teaching and works. protagonist of the review.

An exhibition therefore rich in important and beautiful works with a very enjoyable journey that tells about Venice and the evolution of Italian painting from the mid to the end of the nineteenth century, towards the ferments that will characterize the early twentieth century.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 3
28100 Novara


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