Guido Reni and the Carracci. A long-awaited return.
Bologna, Palazzo Fava
Until the 13th of March, 2016 Palazzo Fava houses more than 30 masterpieces coming from the Sala Bolognese of the Capitoline Gallery, inside the Capitoline Museums in Rome, among which we can find some extraordinary examples of Guido Reni’s final production.
A unique occasion to admire the combination between the artworks on display and the fresco cycles by Annibale, Agostino and Ludovico Carracci that are painted on the walls of the Palace. This exclusive event is offered thanks to a renovation of the Capitoline Museums’ room supported by the Fondazione Carisbo.
Guido Reni, Annibale and Ludovico Carracci, Domenichino, Denis Calvaert, Sisto Badalocchio, Francesco Albani are only some of the painters of the artworks on display. They were the protagonists of a particular season– the end of the 16th century and the first half of the 17th century – that witnessed the consolidation of historical, political and artistic relationships between Rome and Bologna.
The Exhibition, curated by Sergio Guarino – Art Historian of the Capitoline Gallery, represents the first result of a large research project in which both the events of a wise patronage and the developments of the Bolognese artistic debate of the early 17th century converge.
Supported by the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Exhibition is promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Genus Bononiae. Museums in the City, the Sport and Culture Department of Rome and the Capitoline Superintendence of Cultural Heritage.