An exhibition titled “Bassano’s Seasons from the Galleria Borghese in Rome” will open to the public in the Novi Sad City Museum on 7 September.
The exhibition is staged thanks to the collaboration between the Italian Embassy in Belgrade, the Italian Cultural Institute in Belgrade, the Galleria Borghese in Rome, the City of Novi Sad and the Novi Sad City Museum. The exhibition will open first for the media, on 6 September, at 7 p.m., at the Foreign Art Collection of the Novi Sad City Museum (29, Dunavska Street).
The exhibition will remain open until 30 October 2022, every day, except Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In the year in which Novi Sad is declared the European Capital of Culture, a major event such as an exhibition of Italian art is a must see. Thanks to the Galleria Borghese in Rome – one of the most important museums in the world – the exhibition will feature the three paintings “Spring”, “Autumn” and “Pastoral Scene” by Jacopo dal Ponte, known as Jacopo Bassano, a 16th-century Venetian painter, plus “Christ in the House of Levi”, a painting from the Bassano workshop from the collection of the Novi Sad City Museum.
The three paintings, exhibited at the Galleria Borghese and attributed to Jacopo Bassano (c. 1510 – 1592), are important examples of the most successful period of the painter’s work, whose surname (Bassano) corresponds to today’s Bassano del Grappa in the province of Vicenza.
The three paintings from the Galleria Borghese, depicting the seasons, constitute important evidence of the paintings produced by Bassano in the 1570s, when his work reached its peak. They belong to the broader category of biblical-pastoral and country paintings conceived by the artist in that decade, in which the theme – whether sacred or profane – depicted the landscape, the description of various aspects of daily life and the depiction of animals. The success enjoyed by this genre of images led to a growing demand for such paintings in the art market of the time, increasing the recognisability of Bassano’s style in the eyes of his contemporaries.
The exhibition marks an important moment of cultural cooperation between Italy and Serbia and is as a great homage of Italy to Novi Sad as the European Capital of Culture, a sign of Italy’s will to contribute to the exceptional programme of events in a city rich in artistic and architectural masterpieces, active and productive in multiple sectors.
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