About the Dialogue of Art
The exhibition and art dialogue “Around Ingres and Hayez. Different views of women in the 19th century” (Attorno a Ingres e Hayez. Sguardi diversi sulle donne di metà Ottocento, In Italian) curated by Isabella Marelli, Fernando Mazzocca and Carlo Sisi highlights the differences and analogies in the painting style of two masters of naturalist painting: Ingres and Hayez. Important paintings, the result of loans from private collections, such as the Portrait of Madame Gonse by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (coming from the Musèe Ingres di Montauban), the Portrait of Selene Taccioli Ruga by Francesco Hayez and the gypsum bust portraiting Anna Maria Virginia Buoni by Lorenzo Bartolini introduce important thoughts on the vision of women in the 19th century a well as their role in the society of those times. The different works serve as food for thought on the various interpretations of Naturalism.
The seventh dialogue has also involved the restoration of two important paintings by Maestro Francesco Hayez, such as the Self-portrait designed in 1848 and the portrait of Alessandro Manzoni, dating back to 1841, as well as the opening of the caffé Fernanda, a tribute to the former director of Brera Fine Art Gallery Fernanda Wittgens.
Tickets and Information
Full ticket: 10 euro
Reduced ticket: 7 euro
Free every first Sunday of the month
Open Tue-Sun 8.30am-7.45pm