Naples in Bergamo: 17th century painting in the De Vito collection and in the city

April 16 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Accademia Carrara will be opening an exhibition next week dedicated to examining the artistic connections between Naples and Bergamo during the 17th century. The display will feature many loans from the Fondazione Giuseppe e Margaret De Vito, of which more can be read about here.

According to the blurb on their website:

Napoli in Bergamo explores the wonders of painting in between Naturalism and Baroque, its excesses and contradictions through more than forty pieces of art, with custom made restorations and new research. The core of paintings, from the Fondazione Giuseppe e Margaret De Vito, is complemented by unpublished canvases from the Accademia Carrara collection and works on loan from churches in the city and the Bergamo area.

The exhibition takes into consideration the production going from an early Neapolitan follower of Caravaggio, Battistello Caracciolo (1578 – 1635), to the Classicism of Massimo Stanzione (1585 – 1656), from the Tenebrismo of Jusepe de Ribera (1591 – 1652) to the grandeur of Baroque painting by Mattia Preti (1613 – 1699), Luca Giordano – present with more than twenty works – and his pupil Nicola Malinconico.

The show will run from 23rd April until 1st September 2024.

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