Curated by: Giuseppe Dardanello e Michela di Macco
Over 200 masterpieces from the most prestigious museums and collections around the world for an unmissable exhibition, set up in the grand spaces of the Juvarrian Citroniera of the Reggia di Venaria, a spectacular monumental complex at the gates of Turin, a marvel of Baroque architecture proclaimed a World Heritage Site by 'Unesco.
The Challenge in Baroque is the one launched by the artists in the name of modernity with the experimentation of new forms and new communication languages developed between 1680 and 1750. A research that develops between Rome and Paris, the two poles of attraction of Europe modern with which the Turin of those years weaves an intense dialogue of ideas and exchange of works and artists, which contribute to an epochal season of renewal of the arts on the international scene.
Appropriating the talent of the ancients and finding it in nature is in fact the challenge taken by the artists who compete with the great works of antiquity and the masters of the Renaissance and the seventeenth century to give birth to new ways of life and representation, which explore the potential of observation of truth and nature in the name of feeling, sensitivity and grace.