Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Sassolino. Three masterpieces in Vicenza, the exhibition curated by Guido Beltramini and Francesca Cappelletti, organised and promoted by Comune di Vicenza, Fondazione Teatro Comunale Città di Vicenza, in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo, has opened at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza.
One of the world's most important paintings, the Saint Jerome by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, painted in 1606 and housed in the famous Galleria Borghese in Rome. will be exhibited in Vicenza for the first time. Created by the painter renowned for his talent and intemperate character, the masterpiece depicts human fragility before the immensity of divine wisdom.
The precariousness of time takes on a crucial dimension in one of the most important works in Vicenza's Civic Museums, Antoon Van Dyck's The Four Ages of Man, which compares the seasons of life - childhood, youth, maturity and old age - to those of nature.
Gravity and movement are the conceptual fulcrum of the work No Memory Without Loss by Arcangelo Sassolino, a gigantic disc measuring over three metres, which spins in a precarious balance, permanently at risk of collapse. The work is materially compared to those of the two great masters of the past, opening a gap in time that captures the spectator in a dreamlike and mysterious dimension.
Intesa Sanpaolo participates in the organisation and promotion of the Exhibition at the Basilica Palladiana, in continuity with the collaboration with the Administration of Vicenza - established in 2018 with the project “Great Exhibitions at the Basilica”.