Musei del Castello Visconteo verified

Pavia, Lombardia, IT open Visit museumarrow_right_alt

closed Unvieled Identity

The show

The Department of Culture of the Municipality of Pavia presents, from 8 October 2020 to 6 January 2021, in the Rivellino exhibition hall at the Visconteo Castle, the exhibition "Unveiled Identities. Hidden Portraits ", by Volker Hermes, an international artist on which the world of art has recently been paying particular attention.

Volker Hermes' work consists of the photographic reworking of pictorial works depicting important portraits by famous artists of international painting, including Jacometto Veneziano, Bronzino, Van Dyck, Rembrandt, Batoni, between the Renaissance and the nineteenth century.


The project, started by the artist about ten years ago, starts from the meaning of the portrait and from what it has represented for society over the centuries up to the invention of photography. Volker meticulously analyzes costumes and poses, details and history, to achieve the goal of making these works absolutely current, starting from masking up to the semantic gap between veiling and covering.

We can therefore say that the work of Volker Hermes establishes a bridge, a continuity between ancient and modern art, highlighting the evolution of portraiture over the centuries.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Viale XI Febbraio, 35
27100 Pavia


More planned

date_range Musei del Castello Visconteo Musei del Castello Visconteo

Project70 Dante

Until 31 December 2021

date_range Musei del Castello Visconteo Musei del Castello Visconteo

Fons vitae

Until 06 January 2022

date_range Musei del Castello Visconteo Musei del Castello Visconteo


Until 28 February 2022

Other exhibitions in Pavia

date_range Palazzo Broletto

Wide angle

Until 06 January 2022

You don't know about Artsupp yet?

Artsupp is the new museum portal that was born to bring together all the highlights from the world of art and Italian museums on a single platform.

About us