Curated by: Carla Scagliosi
From 7 July to 14 November 2021, Palazzo Baldeschi al Corso in Perugia hosts the #Incursioni exhibition, which presents a selection of 20 works from the National Gallery of Umbria in dialogue with those of the art collections of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia .
#Incursioni is an important project that confirms the propensity of the Foundation and the National Gallery of Umbria to work in a network with other institutions, strengthening the role that museums have in cultural life, in order to promote and enhance a shared idea of enjoyment of the artistic heritage to be offered to the widest possible audience.
The exhibition choices underline the relationships between the works and the artists present in the two collections and the variety of pictorial genres, with the possibility of showing to the public, in a different context, the most representative works of the modern collection of the National Gallery of Umbria, foreseen in the new exhibition itinerary, the paintings kept in the deposits and some drawings, usually not usable for clear conservation needs. The review, curated by Carla Scagliosi, curator of the modern and contemporary collections of the Perugian museum, is an opportunity to benefit from part of the heritage of the GNU during its closure for the refurbishment works. A "0 km" exhibition therefore and economically sustainable, which in a very difficult moment, especially for the world of culture, intends to give a positive signal of vitality and dynamism and which is characterized by strong scientific contents, transforming spaces and establishing new interpretations of meaning, visions or insights into the works that they will put into dialogue or confrontation from time to time.
The fil rouge is that of a focus, in the direction already initiated by studies dedicated to painting of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Umbria and by some recent exhibitions, on some aspects and protagonists of seventeenth-century painting, with some encroachments in the eighteenth century and in the Baroque Roman. Following the path that winds through the halls of Palazzo Baldeschi and the museographic choices of the Foundation's permanent collection, the first two 'forays' will change the appearance of the Hall of landscapes. Here the two works by Giacinto Boccanera dedicated to episodes from the Old Testament will be linked with as many paintings dedicated to episodes from the lives of the saints, while the beautiful landscapes of Pietro Montanini owned by the Foundation will dialogue with two paintings of sacred subjects of the GNU in in any case, the landscape is the real protagonist.