The Great Theatre of Light. Between Titian and Renoir

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Light is the protagonist of this exhibition that goes through centuries and nations. The effects of light are investigated in a selection of more than 40 works distributed among the aisles of Palazzo San Francesco in an installation designed to create light effects, both for the paintings and for the visitor, who is invited to walk through a sensory exhibition created by controlled lighting and stage settings. The first section contains the "candlelight" paintings: the protagonist is the source of light, given off by candles or embers.

Among the sacred works on display are the Dead Christ Supported by Angels of P. Piazza (Banco BPM collection), the Deposition of Christ in the Tomb by Titian (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Milan) and the Caravaggesque Christ at the Column by M. Preti from a private collection. The itinerary contemplates the light of nature and the lake and mountain landscape, including that of Ossola, with original paintings by Ashton and Pennasilico.


Summer opening hours (July 21st, 2023 – October 8th, 2023) Thu / Sun: 10am – 1pm and 3pm – 7pm

Winter opening hours (October 12th, 2023 – January 7th, 2024) Thu / Sun: 10am – 1pm and 3pm – 6pm