Caravaggio and the art of flight

Villa Doria Pamphilj, in Genova, is holding an exhibition on lanscape art of unequalled historical and artistic value.

Following the renovation of the sumptuous residence Doria Pamphilj and its surrounding gardens, the society Arti Doria Pamphilj has decided to host the exhibition: “Caravaggio and the art of flight. Landscape painting in the Doria Pamphilj Villas”, entirely dedicated to the painting of landscapes in the various country homes of the genovese dynasty.
The exhibition will be open to the public until 26th September and consists of about 80 works, including several never viewed by the public. The works testify to the link between interior design in the mansions of noble families and the history of lanscape painting. The exhibition starts with a work by Caravaggio “The Flight into Egypt” and takes its name from this work by the great baroque artist.
The choice of this painting was not made by chance: it is said that Caravaggio refused to adorn one of the loggias of the palazzo with frescoes. It is in fact the only work by the artist in which he has been allowed to dedicate himself largely to the natural environment. And it is precisely this rural, non-urban dimension that the exhibition is aiming to highlight in its selection of the most prestigious collections present in the Doria Palazzos in Genoa and in Rome, almost it would seem to vindicate the great Italian painter.
A series of original photos by the Anglo-serbian photographer Lela Meredith Vula form a supplement to the exhibition and allow the sensibility of the artist to shift the attention of the viewer onto the metaphysical value of the landscape.

Information and bookings:
Tel. 010 255509

Opening Times: every day from 10.00 to 17.00, last visitor 16.15. Closed on Thursdays
Entrance Fee: adult €12 (includes headphones), reduced €9, scholar €7