HAYEZ: THE ROMANTIC PAINTER’S WORKSHOP
17 October 2023 – 1 April 2024

GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

Curators: Fernando Mazzocca and Elena Lissoni

An immersion in the world of Francesco Hayez

The GAM in Turin dedicates a major exhibition to the romantic genius of Francesco Hayez (Venice 1791 – Milan 1882). Through more than 100 works, including paintings and drawings, from prestigious public and private collections, the public is invited to discover the painter’s workshop, revealing his techniques and secrets.

An unprecedented journey
The exhibition unfolds through ten sections in chronological succession, from the years of his training between Venice and Rome to his artistic maturity. Special attention is devoted to the drawings for the Crusaders’ Silk, Hayez’s most ambitious work.

Beyond the masterpieces
In addition to admiring masterpieces such as The Meditation and The Secret Accusation, the public will have the opportunity to see previously unseen or little-seen works.

Hayez: protagonist of Romanticism
“A ‘civil painter’ and interpreter of the destinies of the Italian nation, Hayez was also an exceptional portraitist. His long life spanned a period of profound change, witnessing the transition from Neoclassicism to Romanticism.

A unique opportunity
The exhibition Hayez. The workshop of the Romantic painter is a unique opportunity to get to know the genius of this artist, his techniques and his creative process up close.

Some highlights:

Comparison between paintings and drawings: for the first time, the two types of works are compared, allowing Hayez’s working method to be reconstructed.
Focus on drawing: the exhibition dedicates ample space to Hayez’s drawings, often executed with speed and immediacy.
Hayez and the culture of his time: the exhibition highlights Hayez’s links with other great artists, writers and musicians of his time.
Exhibition catalogue: a rich catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
An unmissable experience for lovers of art and Romanticism.

Useful information:

Venue: GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Via delle Rosine 18, Turin
Period: October 17, 2023 – April 1, 2024
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Admission: full price € 13, reduced € 11/6,5, exhibition + museum € 17
Website: https://www.gamtorino.it/it/evento/hayez/
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