A spectacular exhibition held at three sites. The world of 19th-century Rome and the arts, before the unification of Italy. The Italian section was at the Scuderie del Quirinale and the Galleria d'arte Moderna.
A spectacular exhibition held in three prestigious locations to reconstruct the eclectic world of the arts in 19th-century pre-unification Rome. Over 700 works from the world’s leading museums return to the city where they were conceived and made; absolute masterpieces, including works by Canova and Thorvaldsen, Hayez and Ingres, Turner and Corot, Gericault and Ivanov. Paintings, sculptures, large cartoons, drawings, prints, photographs, mosaics, bronzes selected by the greatest scholars and experts on this period. At the Scuderie del Quirinale the exhibition covered the universal dimension of 19th-century Rome, in an itinerary paced by great masterpieces of painting, sculpture and the applied arts: from the Dream of Ossian of Ingres to the two Venus Italica statues of Canova and Thorvaldsen. At the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna the theme was the role of Rome as a unique destination to learn the forms and techniques of the classical and Christian tradition, and the process of training of artists of all nationalities who gravitated around the city.