Unification of Italy, Masterpieces from 19th Century in Genoa

If you are an art lover and are curious to know an important part of Italian History, then you should hurry up and come to Genoa to visit the exhibition “Capolavori d’arte raccontano l’Italia unita” lasting until 6th January 2012!

In the fascinating district of Nervi, close to the sea, four important museums (the Modern Art Gallery, the Wolfsoniana, the Raccolte Frugone and the Museo dell’Accademia Ligustica) are hosting an impressive collection of paintings, sketches, sculptures, dresses of the 19th century.

The exhibition is divided in four areas. The visit starts from the Modern Art Gallery where some portraits of the Savoia family will show us some important aspects of the difficult path which led to the unification of Italy.

The main part of this section is undoubtedly the one concerning portraits of everyday life, with its contradictions of the industrial revolution: the working and the leading class, the complicated situation of women at the time, the countryside life and the city life, and the world of children, the rich ones and the poor ones, which have been source of inspiration for many artists.

The visit continues at the Museo dell’Accademia Ligustica where artists such as Tammar Luxuro, Ernesto Rayper and Benedetto Musso influenced by the Macchiaioli of that time will delight us with their landscape paintings.

At the Wolfsoniana, with the four statutes of the sculptor Giuseppe Carnevale, who portrayed Victor Emmanuel II, Garibaldi, the earl Cavour and Mazzini, we will have the chance to be projected into the Risorgimento’s spirit that gave life to the unification of Italy.

The visit ends at Raccolte Frugone, where you will have the opportunity to see the two important paintings of the Macchiaioli Giovanni Fattori and Telemanco Signorini “La pattuglia di cavalleggeri” and the “Artiglieria in Toscana” which are inspired by real Risorgimento military experiences lived by the gunner-painter Telemaco Signorini.

We hope you will enjoy your visit!

Some information of interest
Museums in Genoa

Modern Art Gallery
via Capolungo 3, Genova Nervi
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Closed on Mondays
Tickets: € 6
Info and Booking:
Phone number 055 010 3726025

via Serra Gropallo 4
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm:
Closed on Mondays
Tickets: € 5
Info and Booking
Phone number: 055 010 3231329

Raccolte Frugone
via Capolungo 9
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday-Sunday 10.00 am – 7.00 pm
Closed on Mondays
Tickets: € 4
Info and booking:
Phone number: 0039-055 010 322396
Areas for children

How to get there:
Get a train to Genova Brignole or Genova Principe and then get a regional train to Nervi.

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