HAYEZ. The romantic painter’s workshop
- 17 October 2023 - 1 April 2024
curated by Fernando Mazzocca and Elena
in collaboration with the Brera Academy of Fine Arts
Art, history and politics intertwine in the major exhibition that the GAM dedicates to the romantic mastermind Francesco Hayez (Venice 1791 - Milan 1882), accompanying the public to discover the artist’s world and inside the painter’s workshop to reveal his techniques and secrets. An original itinerary that compares paintings and drawings, with more than 100 works from prestigious public and private collections to which some important paintings by the artist kept at the GAM are added, such as the Portrait of Carolina Zucchi in Bed (The Sick Woman) and the Announcing Angel.
Open to the public from 17 October 2023 to 1 April 2024, the exhibition “Hayez. L’officina del pittore romantico” [Hayez. The Romantic painter’s workshop] is organised and promoted by the Turin Museums Foundation, GAM Turin and 24 ORE Cultura – 24 ORE Group, curated by Fernando Mazzocca and Elena Lissoni, in collaboration with the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, from which an important collection of approximately fifty drawings and some of the most important paintings come, many of which were found in the workshop of the painter, who was professor of painting at the Academy for forty years.
In addition to previously unpublished or little-seen works, some of the most popular masterpieces can be seen, such as The Meditation from the Musei Civici in Verona - Achille Forti Modern Art Gallery and the Secret Accusation from the Castello Visconteo Civic Museums in Pavia, which is accompanied by The Council of Revenge, a prestigious loan from Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna.