Defendente Ferrari and Gerolamo Giovenone in Avigliana: dialogue between restored masterpieces

12/04/2017
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Defendente Ferrari and Gerolamo Giovenone in Avigliana

The exhibition opens on 12th April at Turin’s Diocesan Museum, presenting works of art by two great masters of the Piedmontese Renaissance.

The exhibition Defendente Ferrari and Gerolamo Giovenone in Avigliana: dialogue between restored masterpieces opens at the Diocesan Museum in Turin on 12th April.

The polyptychs painted by the two Piedmontese Renaissance masters from the church of San Giovanni Battista and Pietro in Avigliana and the church of San Lorenzo in Cavour have been restored and assembled for the occasion(after being lost in the nineteenth century).

It is a unique opportunity to admire the reconstruction of the polyptych featuring Santa Caterina’s Mystical Marriage at the centre, today divided between Avigliana and Cavour, before the works return to their conservation sites at the end of the exhibition.

The presentation of the paintings to the public is possible thanks to a multi-year project of study and restoration carried out by the Conservation and Restoration Centre "La Venaria Reale" thanks to the support of Compagnia di San Paolo. 
The secretary general of Compagnia di San Paolo Piero Gastaldo is taking part in the press conference. During the presentation of the exhibition to the press, the 2016 report of the Restoration Centre will also be presented.

The exhibition is open from 12th April to 18th June (Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 am / 6 pm, Wednesday, 2 pm / 6 pm - last entry at 5.15 pm)

To go to the inauguration (5.30pm) you must register at the numbers shown on the invitation.