Ten years after its discovery at Villa San Remigio, Paolo Veronese's Allegory of Sculpture and Allegory with the Armillary Sphere, two important works dating from around 1553, now owned by the Region of Piedmont, return home to Lake Maggiore and become the protagonists of an exhibition at the Landscape Museum in Verbania.
The two canvases rediscovered in Verbania in 2014 made it possible to reconstruct a series that had been dispersed over time and known only through copies. In the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) there are, in fact, two other Allegories that are part of the same group, which are not documented by the sources and it is not certain where they come from.
The monumentality of the figures, clearly reminiscent of Michelangelo, the muted tones and the taste for ruins, very different from the Palladian architecture of the mature Veronese, lead one to consider them youthful works by the master.
A great mystery still hovers around the canvases that scholars are trying to solve, and this presentation at the Landscape Museum aims to return them to the city, allowing them to be seen and studied further. The exhibition will be accompanied by a documentary video, curated by Dr. Cristina Moro and directed by Francesco Clerici.
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from July 14, 2023 to August 25, 2023, the hours on Fridays are from 10 am to 10 pm