Until April 7th, 2024, 40 masterpieces dedicated to love in art.
The Cassa di Risparmio di Terni e Narni Foundation (Carit) presents the exhibition “AMARSI. L’Amore nell’Arte da Tiziano a Banksy” gathering in the spaces of Montani Leoni Palace, in the heart of Terni, about 40 masterpieces between painting, sculpture and ceramics dedicated to Love, from major Italian museums: from the Uffizi to Capodimonte, from the National Gallery of Modern Art to the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, the collection includes works by Tintoretto, Dosso, Guercino, Reni, Canova, Hayez, De Chirico, Balla and Banksy.
Conceived as homage to Saint Valentine (3rd-4th cent.), protector of lovers and patron saint of Terni, the exhibition “AMARSI. L’Amore nell’Arte da Tiziano a Banksy” offers a compelling tale that collects the best-known and most exciting iconographies dedicated to the sentiment that has most inspired artists over the centuries, from Greek and Roman mythology, through the icons of medieval spiritual love, to the recovery of the Ancient in the Renaissance era, its transformation in the Baroque and the nostalgic look in the nineteenth century.
The exhibition presents for the first time to the public the canvas “Venere e Adone” (c. 1554), which originated from Tiziano Vecellio ‘s workshop under the supervision of the Venetian master and recently became part of the Carit Foundation Art Collection. Notable masterpieces include: Hayez’s Il Bacio (the watercolor study), Guercino’s Venere, Cupido e Marte, De Chirico’s Gli addi (Ettore e Andromaca), Balla’s Il Dubbio, Banksy’s Balloon Girl.
The exhibition is curated by Costantino D’Orazio, with co-curatorship and direction by Anna Ciccarelli and with the collaboration of Federica Zalabra.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog published by De Luca Editore with texts by Stefania Auci, Anna Ciccarelli, Costantino D’Orazio, Angelo Mellone and Federica Zalabra.
The exhibition design was handled by Studio Sciveres Guarini.