Francesco Hayez, Vincenzo Vela and Emilio Gola Meet at the Galleria Canesso

Francesco Hayez, Vincenzo Vela and Emilio Gola Meet at the Galleria Canesso
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The Galleria Canesso pays homage to the Brera neighbourhood which, for a year, has hosted its Italian home, with an exhibition dedicated to three great artists of the 1880s in Italy. Until the 15th of December, the spaces of Via Borgonuovo, 24 greet the public with three paintings by Francesco Hayez, a Dante sculpted by Vincenzo Vela and a youthful Self-Portrait by Emilio Gola. The exhibition is an opportunity to refocus attention on these masterpieces connected, from their origins, to this historical neighbourhood of the city of Milan. Three of the works on display were, in fact, were presented at the Esposizioni di Belle Arti of Brera and of the Permanente between 1844 and 1880, fundamental decades for the construction of the cultural, as well as political, identity of the city and Italy itself. The line of the cultural narrative starts with the Marin Faliero by Hayez, a historic-operatic-themed painting commissioned by Enrico Taccioli, the great success of which began with its first exhibition in Brera in 1844, thanks to the richness of its details. Then it continues with the refined Dante by Vela, a particularly meaningful sculpture in regards to the Risorgimento period in Italy. The Self-Portrait which, ten years later, was displayed in Brera by Emilio Gola, a refined pictorial example of the cultural climate of the Scapigliatura artistic movement, is also an integral part of the itinerary.

Samantha De Martin - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano