The first italian exhibition devoted to this romantic painter who was already on the road towards modernity leading from Valenciennes to Corot. An exceptional artist, pupil of David and a close friend of Ingres.
The exhibition devoted to François-Marius Granet (1775-1849) contains about 100 works (oils and water-colors) which highlight different aspects of the French painter’s work: from his better-known creations for the public sphere (historical paintings, interiors for churches in Rome) to his more intimate works, painted in the open air in and around Rome. Granet, who lived in Latium for more than 20 years, was a very sensitive interpreter of the kind of Romantic religiousness associated with monastic silence and solitude, and idealized at that time by Chateaubriand. In fact, for a long time, Granet was famous for being the painter of the Capuchins, but he was also a great landscape painter.