Paintings, Sculptures, Tapestries and furnishings from the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth century

On the "Piano Nobile" of the building, the exhibition curated by Fernando Mazzocca, Alessandro Morandotti and Gelsomina Spione presents over forty paintings, sculptures, tapestries and furnishings from between the 14th and 18th centuries, displayed in such a way as to dialogue with the late Baroque decorations of the property - overdoors, wood panelling, mirrors - in the rooms that look out onto piazza San Carlo.

The introductory room, which looks back at the history of the building and its transformations, contains the oldest and finest paintings in the collection, including a number of pieces of the Piedmont renaissance school, with works by great masters like Giovenone and Gandolfino da Roreto.

The large central nucleus of the exhibition, with paintings, sculptures and mobile furnishings, represents the typical collection of a historic building, perfectly reflecting the popularity of 17th and 18th century artworks in private homes and museums in post-war Turin as well as the interest in the paintings, sculptures and furnishings of the periods that defines the artwork collection policy of the latter half of the 20th century adopted by the banks that gradually became part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group. The exhibition includes numerous highly significant paintings, including  works by Francesco De Mura,  who was very popular with buyers and collectors in 18th century Turin, landscapes and views by Isaac de Moucheron and Giovanni Paolo Panini, and a tapestry designed by François Boucher which underlines the subtle eroticism that was so popular in the 18th century, a period to which the wall table by Pietro Piffetti also dates, a masterpiece of Piedmont cabinetry in ivory, nacre and polychrome wood.

 

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The app has also been designed for interaction with the museum areas and installations, thanks to beacon technology which allows the users to position themselves inside the museum (indoor positioning), receive news about museum events, and find their way around the underground areas. Furthermore, by scanning the QR codes scattered around the exhibition, it is possible to see the information cards of the works.