Romanticism on show in Milan

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Francesco Hayez, Self-portrait of a group of friends, ca. 1824, Poldi Pezzoli Museum

To convey to everyone the complex of ideas concerning the history and destiny of man and the role of the visionary poet as both herald and inaugurator of a new and supremely better world, to quote American literary critic Meyer Howard Abrams’s description of Romanticism, a beautiful exhibition is showcasing two hundred paintings by artists from Italy and abroad – open until March 19th 2019 in Milan.

Gallerie d’Italia and the Poldi Pezzoli Museum have selected pieces by some of the most important voices of the 19th century, who gave life to an amazing creative revolution (right after the “real” revolution – the French Revolution). To say it with Baudelaire, these men had an instinct for beauty, and an insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond, and which life reveals: ranging from Francesco Hayez to Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, from Angelo Inganni to Caspar David, from Pietro Tenerani to William Turner, from Giacinto Gigante to Franz Ludwig Catel, and from Lorenzo Bartolini to Joseph Mallor.

Don’t miss this “date” with a cultural movement whose leaders believed they had to give the common a high sense, the usual a secret aspect, the known the worth of the unknown, the finite an infinite appearance (Novalis).

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November 5, 2018

Romanticism on show in Milan

Poldi Pezzoli Museum: Via Manzoni, 12 - Gallerie d'Italia: Piazza della Scala, 6
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