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Giulio Cesare Procaccini. Life and Work



Giulio Cesare Procaccini. Life and Work

5 July 2022, 5pm

A presentation of the volume Giulio Cesare Procaccini. Life and Work, by Hugh Brigstocke e Odette D’Albo (Allemandi - Voena, Torino 2020) with the authors and Letizia Treves.

“The most original Lombard of the 16th century”, Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1574 - Milan 1625) was the son and pupil of Ercole Procaccini the Elder. Starting out as a sculptor and plasterer, he devoted himself to painting with highly successful results. Under the influence of Il Cerano and, later, Correggio and Parmigianino, he received numerous important commissions in the Emilia region and Milan, and then in Genoa (1618), where he met Rubens and created his last, more sombre works inspired by Genoese painting.
This comprehensive volume contains everything on the artist’s life and work, from biographical essays to details on the painter’s style and techniques. A very extensive catalogue raisonne’ gathers almost 200 paintings attributed to Procaccini, with other sections dedicated to his lost and unidentified works.
Project in collaboration with the Robilant+Voena art gallery.

Hugh Brigstocke was Curator of Italian, Spanish and French Painting at the National Gallery of Scotland from 1968–83; then at Sotheby’s, London, as Senior Old Master Expert 1989–95. He has worked in publishing as the editor of Grove Dictionary of Art (1983–87), Oxford Companion to Western Art (1995–2001) and the journal of the Walpole Society (2000–12). Exhibitions include Poussin Sacraments and Bacchanals (1981), Nicolas Poussin Drawings in British Collections (1990), Paintings from Burghley House (1995), Lord Lindsay (as collector) (2000), and Procaccini in America (2002).

Odette D ’Albo graduated from Bologna University in 2007 and got her Master’s in 2010 at the Università Cattolica in Milan. She was a fellow at the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence (2010–11), before getting her PhD in 2016 at the Università Cattolica in Milan. Her publications include articles in Arte Lombarda, Paragone and Nuovi Studi; she edited Giovanni Stefano e Giuseppe Montalto. Due pittori trevigliesi nella Lombardia barocca (Milan, 2015). Since 2016 she is Curator of the art collections of Credito Emiliano (Credem) in Reggio Emilia.

Letizia Treves has been Curator of Later Italian and Spanish Paintings at the National Gallery since 2013, and was given the additional responsibility of French 17th-century Paintings in 2016. She joined the Gallery following a long career in the Old Master Paintings Department at Sotheby’s, where she was a Senior Director and the principal worldwide specialist in Italian paintings. Since coming to the National Gallery, Letizia has curated a number of exhibitions, notably Beyond Caravaggio (2016), Murillo: The Self Portraits (2018), Bartolomé Bermejo: Master of the Spanish Renaissance (2019), the much-acclaimed Artemisia (2020) and, most recently, Bellotto: The Königstein Views Reunited (2021).

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Data: Mar 5 Lug 2022

Orario: Alle 17:00

Ingresso : Libero