#GREEN | Exhibitions | La Venaria Reale


Environment and Landscape in Italy from Romantic painting to contemporary art

From 31 March to 29 August 2021. Juvarra's Citroniera

Landscape in the works of the artists from the late eighteenth century to present

Today, the debate on environmental protection, climate change, the emergencies caused by pollution and the reckless devastation caused by man to our planet is more than ever a hot topic in the international agenda – just think of the movement sparked by Greta Thunberg. It is important to stress how similar themes such as love, sensitivity for Nature and passion for uncontaminated landscapes have also been the leitmotifs of numerous artists of the past, from pre-Romantic painters of the late eighteenth century to contemporary masters.

The exhibition #GREEN. Environment and Landscape in Italy from Romantic painting to contemporary art is held from 31 March to 29 August 2021 in the majestic Citroniera of the Juvarra Stables, in the Reggia di Venaria, once a shelter for the citrus plants of the Gardens. Its purpose is to document such interest and passion for these topics by presenting over 200 works including paintings, photographs, videos and installations.

The exhibition was made possible thanks to an agreement between the Consorzio delle Residenze Reali Sabaude and the Fondazione Torino Musei, which allowed about 100 paintings from the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Turin to become the protagonists of this event dedicated to the #Green theme. The intention is to introduce the general public to the green aesthetics and environmentalist sensitivity of the early Romanticism through the works of the artists and the thought of philosophers such as Immanuel Kant who celebrated a Sublime and Picturesque Nature, which evokes fear and reverence or, rather, joyful serenity.

The works on display are borrowed not only from the Civic Gallery but also from important Italian museums and private collections, including GNAM in Rome, MART in Rovereto, Museo del Novecento in Milan, Landscape Museum in Verbania, Accorsi Foundation, Cerruti Collection, Terruzzi Collection.

Curated by Virginia Bertone, Guido Curto, Riccardo Passoni

Juvarra's Citroniera
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 to Sunday, 29 August 2021


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