The Petit Palais presents the first ever retrospective in France of works by the Neapolitan painter Luca Giordano (1634-1705), one of the most brilliant artists of the European 17th century. The exhibition highlights the exceptional virtuosity of this illustrious Seicento painter with nearly ninety works, monumental paintings and drawings, assembled thanks to exceptional loans from the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, the main churches in Naples and numerous European institutions, including the Museo del Prado. Following the exhibition of works by the sculptor Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929), this retrospective is part of the season that the Petit Palais is devoting to Naples this autumn in partnership with the Museo di Capodimonte.
Exhibition commissioning :
- Christophe Leribault, director of the Petit Palais
- Sylvain Bellenger, director of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
- Stefano Causa, teacher at the Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa, Naples
- Patrizia Piscitello, leader of the Exhibitions and of Loans Department of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
Exhibition organised with the collaboration of the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte
With the support of :
The Neapolitan program of the auditorium is made possible by the generous support of the Fondation SIGNATURE.
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