Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Art exhibition in a castle. St. Sebastian paintings

The Miradolo Castle not far from Turin, is hosting an exhibition dedicated to some paintings of St. Sebastian. The castle is in the area of ​​Pinerolo and also has a nice park.

photo of the Foundation Cosso

In the exhibition, visitors can see several paintings made between the XV and XVII. 

painting by Titian, photo studio Esseci

painting by Francesco Raibolini (cailled Il Francia),  photo studio Esseci

Caravaggio school, photo studio Esseci

Other interesting paintings are attributed to artists Cola dell'Amatrice, Carlo Crivelli, Rubens, Guercino, Guido Reni, Mattia Preti, Luca Giordano, De Ribeira etc. It 'also visible a ceramic statue of Andrea della Robbia. The exhibition will be open until the first week of March 2015. The initiative is organized by the foundation Cosso, by Vittorio Sgarbi, with the collaboration of Antonio D'Amico
The memory of St. Sebastian regard some old events in this area of Piedmont.
In the castle there are also a café and other visitor services.
It should be noted that the nearby town of Pinerolo belonged for a long time the king of France.

the old Pinerolo

Because of its location the fortress of Pinerolo was often used as a prison for important personages in France.

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