La Bella Vita Italiana. Idyllic Italian Landscapes in The Prints and Drawings Collection of the Brukenthal National Museum


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Exhibition: La Bella Vita Italiana. Idyllic Italian Landscapes in The Prints and Drawings Collection of the Brukenthal National Museum

Location: The Brukenthal Palace, Cabinet of Prints and Drawings, Grand Square, no. 5

Duration: 09.04 – 23.05.2021

Curator: Raluca-Georgiana Cobuz

The opening of the exhibition will take place on April 9th, at 12:00, in the inner courtyard of the Brukenthal Palace, acces being limited depending on the space required for appropriate distancing.

Text from the curator:

The picturesque places, sunny hills and the serenity of the Italian lands are reflected in the Prints and Drawings Collection of the museum. Real, or often imagined, these landscapes have a special charm that amazes the tourists in their travels, as well as the artists who for centuries have seen Italy as a mandatory experience in their artistic carreers.

The engravings displayed are the most picturesque works created by the italian artists from the Prints and Drawings collection during the 17th and 20th centuries, kept at the Brukenthal National Museum. Artists like Francesco Bartolozzi, Francesco del Pedro, Marco Ricci, Domenico Cunego, Francesco Piranesi and others, known or still anonymous, await to be discovered or rediscovered by the visitors. 

The exhibition aims to bring back attention to the landscape genre, this time in engravings, giving us the opportunity to imagine the colors and the atmosphere of the natural or urban landscapes presented. Along with the rebirth of the nature in the spring, we can let ourselves charmed by these works that bring us closer to the typical italian landscape, until we can travel safely to see these lands with our very own eyes.