Until July 10th, the Sale delle Arti of Turin’s Palace of Venaria will host “Fatto in Italia. Dal Medioevo al Made in Italy”, an exhibition that tells the story of Italian artistic production from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.
“Made in Italy as we know it”, curator Alessandra Guerrini explains, “was not born out of thin air after World War II, but drives its roots into the long history of Italian artistic production”.
In Venaria Reale, we embark on a journey into the past of some of the country’s major cities between the 1200s and the Industrial Revolution. The itinerary develops through the extraordinary artistic specimens on display – fabrics and metal, ceramic, and coral objects exported in all of Europe – giving us a glimpse of the creativity that thrived in Venice in the late Middle Ages, in Milan in the 1500s, or in Genoa in the 17th century.
There is Ottavio Miseroni’s beautiful jasper cup, from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: an object made in an all-Milanese workshop abroad, as the Miseroni family – noted craftsmen – had moved to Prague for several generations after being invited there by Emperor Rudolf II Habsburg in the second half of the 16th century.
There are velvets from 15th-century Venice, illustrating the gems found in the cathedrals around Europe, and golden coffers with bone micro-sculptures, made in the 1400s in the
Embriachi workshop on the lagoon.
Finally, there are splendid items decorated with coral, made in Trapani and Palermo…
Don’t miss your chance to see eight centuries of “Made in Italy” in one exhibition!