Gallerie d’Italia – Milan
from October 26th to March 17th 2019
Poetry of the sublime, subjectivity and escapism. During the first half of the 19th century, the Romantics gave voice to a new European feeling. Milan was at the forefront: the city of great exhibitions, publishing houses, theatres, Foscolo, Manzoni, Rossini, Hayez and Verdi.
A magnificent season that revived the Gallerie d’Italia and Poldi Pezzoli with Romanticismo, the first exhibition to highlight Italy’s contribution to the movement sweeping the Western world.
The collection includes approximately 200 works, from pre-Romantic stirrings to the advent of Realism. To set the scene properly, the Italian paintings are joined by indispensable works by William Turner, the Corots and other leading lights on the international scene. Venture into Italy of the past and discover just how modern Milan and those who put it on the map really were.