Please note that the exhibition is temporarily closed for the COVID-19 safety measures. Please add this content to your favourites to keep up to date.
About the exhibition
Milan’s Museo Diocesano and the Vatican Museums in Rome renew their collaboration by powering the exhibition “GAUGUIN, MATISSE, CHAGALL. Passion and Hope in French Art from the Vatican Museums” featuring masterpieces by some of the most influential French artists from the 19th and 20th century. Among these, visitors can admire 30 works by Paul Gauguin, Auguste Rodin, Marc Chagall, Georges Rouault, Henri Matisse and Georges Braques, as well as other French artists, based on the core themes of the Passion of Christ, sacrifice, resurrection and hope interpreted in an innovative, powerful and modern key.
An innovative style
The period spanning from the 19th to the 20th century is considered one of the most productive and influent, as it gave way to a new wave of stylistic innovation which can be mainly seen in sacred themes such as passion and resurrection. The subjects of the works on loan from the Vatican Museums are characterised by bright light and an impactful, powerful style which served as an example for the production of the following centuries.