Splendor of European Painting

Three Gorges Museum of China
China, Chongqing
March 24, 2015 - June 21, 2015

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Visitors will travel across three centuries of Western art, with a special focus on the golden age of European painting. The works on display all come from the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, the gallery established in 1832 by will of King Charles Albert with collections originally from the Royal Palace of Turin, the Savoia picture gallery and the Doge’s Palace in Genova. The collection was increased throughout the 19th century to implement its weaker areas, especially with works from the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition includes works by some of the most influential artists in Europe, such as the French artist Claude Lorrain, who is considered the greatest painter of idealized landscapes, the Flemish artists Nicolaas Van Eyck and Frans Swagers and the Italian baroque master Guido Reni, who Pope Paul V commissioned to create two frescoes for the Vatican rooms.


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