‘Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner. Pittura inglese verso la modernità’
Museo Fondazione Roma, Palazzo Sciarra – Rome
15th April – 20th July 2014
Running until the 20th July, this collection features more than one hundred paintings on loan from such prestigious galleries and institutions as the British Museum, Tate Britain, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Academy, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of London, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, and a selection of pieces from the important Yale Centre for British Art.
The works on show create a comprehensive view of the artistic and social changes taking place in Great Britain at the time when they were painted in the 18th century, a time in which the country found itself at the peak of its maritime dominance and in the centre of the vortex of the industrial revolution.
The exhibition is divided into seven sections, and focuses principally on portraiture and landscape painting, genres that enjoyed huge success in the 1700s. The featured artists include Hogarth, Reynolds, Constable, Gainsborough, Turner, Stubbs, Füssli and many others, completing a collection of British art the likes of which had not been displayed in Rome since 1966.
The final section contains a gallery of paintings depicting Shakespeare’s most famous plays, a significant choice meant to represent the celebration of a nation that has always spearheaded the march towards modernity.
Monday 14.00 – 18.00
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10.00 – 20.00
Friday and Saturday 10.00 – 21.00