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Caravaggio in Piedmont Light and shadows from the seventeenth century CASTLE Miradolo 2 October 2010 – 30 January 2011 | Traveling Easy
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Caravaggio in Piedmont Light and shadows from the seventeenth century CASTLE Miradolo 2 October 2010 – 30 January 2011 | Traveling Easy

Written by Michela | 1 October, 2010 8:30

The Cosso Foundation exposes, for the first time in Piedmont, the Castle Miradolo, San Secondo di Pinerolo (in through Cardonata 2), from 2 October 2010 the 30 January 2011, a painting Ecce Homo, This only works attributed to Caravaggio in Piedmont.

The Ecce Homo will be displayed next to its important seventeenth-century copy kept at the Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague Arenzano, Liguria, long been known to scholars, and will be accompanied by copies of original contemporary of Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), arrived in Piedmont from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, tributes to the work even more than the workings of the great master of Lombardy.

All the paintings in the exhibition will be accompanied by radiographic examinations in order to allow visitors a direct comparison between the work of Caravaggio and the, very different, of his followers and copyists. The entire exhibition will be accompanied by extensive equipment exhibition that will offer visitors in-depth learning.

L’esposizione, organized by Cosso Foundation, is curated by Paola Caretta and Daniela Magnetti, with the collaboration of historians of Historical and Artistic Heritage Service Ethno-anthropological Heritage of Piedmont and Liguria, and the sponsorship of Ministry of Heritage and Culture - Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Landscape in Piedmont.

The catalog will be published by Umberto Allemandi Publisher with contributions Mina Gregori, Alessandro Cabella, Paola Caretta, Daniela Magnetti, In Paolo, Paul Vitiello and Rossana Sapori.

The Province of Turin sponsors and supports the initiative by providing a free shuttle bus by appointment on Saturdays and Sundays, From 9 October. The bus will leave at 14.30 Piazza CLN, and will return to Turin 18.30. For information: Tel Cosso Foundation. 0121 502761, email: info@fondazionecosso.it 

The works are on display:

  • Ecce Homo, al. Private (identified in 2004 by Mina Gregori)
  • Crucifixion of St. Peter, seventeenth-century copy, Novalesa, Church of Santo Stefano
  • Ecce Homo, seventeenth-century copy, Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague Arenzano
  • Doubting Thomas, seventeenth-century copy, Susa, Diocesan Museum
  • Madonna dei Pellegrini, seventeenth-century copy, Avigliana, Shrine of Our Lady of the Lakes
  • Sacrifice of Isaac, seventeenth-century copy, al. Private
  • Calling of St. Matthew, seventeenth-century copy, Torino, Albertina Art Gallery