from 07 February 2013 to 01 May 2013
Rome, Castel Sant'Angelo
In Peter's Footsteps
From the East and the West, forty works that recount the history of Christianity from the 4th to the 20th century, mounted in a way that dynamically engages the taste for beauty, the need to think, and the power of emotions. The paintings and sculptures on display – by exceptional artists such as Lorenzo Veneziano, Vitale da Bologna, Marco Basaiti, Garofalo, Jan Brueghel, Giorgio Vasari, Georges de La Tour, Guercino, Gerrit van Honthorst, Dirk Van Baburen, Luca Giordano, Mattia Preti, Guido Reni, Vasilij Dmitrievic Polenov, and Eugène Burnand – interact with film projections, evocative appearances, and selections of music, which complete the story in a synesthetic interplay. A number of artworks and texts not previously shown in public will be of special interest to art historians, as will the possibility of viewing in an exhibition works that have been moved for the first time from where they are normally housed.