Georges de La Tour
L'Europa della luce
The first exhibition in Italy ever dedicated to Georges de La Tour, through prestigious comparisons among the French Master's masterpieces and those of his contemporaries (Gerrit van Honthorst, Paulus Bor, Trophime Bigot, Frans Hals and others), aims at bringing a new point of view on the genre painting and on the luministic experimentations, dealing with the profound questions that still surround the work of this mysterious artist.
La Tour makes angels out of ordinary people, and saints without a halo or iconographic attributes. He prefers his subjects to be from the streets, beggars included. He generally painted people of low rank rather than historical models or high-ranking characters. The few paintings acknowledged as being autographs are mostly small or medium format, intimate images with no landscape background, nocturnes and, especially in what is considered his later artistic years, almost monochromatic works with a geometric layout, simple but very modern for the time.
For the first time, Milan’s Palazzo Reale is hosting Georges de La Tour, his world and his works. La Tour’s extraordinary images, decisive gestures and inner contemplation are captivating and exciting after a period when he fell into disregard owing to the highly unique nature of his work.
The project was particularly complex for a number of reasons: the large number of lenders (28 from three continents), involving some of the world’s largest international institutions such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Frick Collection in New York, the San Francisco Fine Art Museum, the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, and the National Art Gallery in Lviv, along with the widespread participation of French regional museum institutions such as the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nantes, the Musée du Mont-du Piété in Bergues, the Musée départemental d’Art ancien et contemporain in Epinal, the Museée des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, the Musée départemental Georges de La Tour in Vic-sur-Seille, and major Italian museums like the Uffizi Gallery, the Pinacoteca Vaticana, and the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Barberini.
an exhibition Comune di Milano-Cultura, Palazzo Reale, MondoMostre Skira
curated by Prof.ssa Francesca Cappelletti advisory committee Pierre Rosenberg (a former director of the Louvre), Gail Feigenbaum (Director, Getty Research Institute), Annick Lemoine (Director, Musée Cognacq-Jay), and Andres Ubeda (Deputy Director, Prado Museum)
Last admission one hour before closing time.
(audio-guide included / presales not included)
Full ticket (Open) € 16
Full ticket (daily) € 14
Reduced ticket € 12
Concessions: season ticket Musei Lombardia and Soci Orticola € 10
Special reduced ticket € 6
Families: 1 or 2 adults € 10 / children aged 6 - 14 € 6 / free for children under age of 6
Groups € 12
Schools € 6
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