At the Reggia di Venaria, the year 2021 is a Green year, entirely devoted to the theme of the protection of Nature and of environmental sustainability. The highlight is the exhibition “Infinite beauty. Landscape in Italia from Romantic painting to contemporary art”, open to the public from June 22nd to November 1st.
Set up in the impressive spaces of the Citroniera Juvarriana, the exhibition brings together over 200 works, mostly paintings but also sculptures, photographs, videos and installations that provide documentary evidence of the attention and love that many artists have shown for the natural environment and specifically for landscapes in Italy, from early Romanticism to contemporary art.
The twelve sections of the exhibition therefore present, in an exceptional roundup of works - many of large dimensions - the different forms that the representation of the Landscape in Italia has assumed over the span of more than two centuries of painting: from the Romantic poetics of the picturesque and the sublime to the positivist affirmation of truth, passing through the new divisionist and symbolist research and the provocations of the Avant-gardes, up to the simplifications of Pop Art and the conceptualizations of contemporary art.
Over 90 works from the GAM-Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Torino make up the central nucleus of an exhibition that brings together masterpieces from the most important Italian museums and prestigious private collections, including the Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Madama Palace) and the Royal Museums of Torino, the Gallery of Modern Art of Milano, the Gallery of Modern Art of Genova, the Civic Museums of Brescia, the GNAM of Roma, the Civic Museums Foundation of Venezia, the Capodimonte Museum of Napoli and the Uffizi Galleries of Firenze.