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closed Pelagio Pelagi in Turin.

The show

It is the eclectic Pelagio Palagi, draftsman, architect and painter, the protagonist of the autumn exhibition of the Royal  Museum in Turin "Pelagio Palagi in Turin. Memory and invention in the Royal Palace", which from November 9th 2019 to February 9th 2020 deepens in the Discovery Space of the Sabauda Gallery the activity carried out by the Bolognese architect in Turin, since 1832, as "Painter in charge of decorating the Royal Palaces" for Carlo Alberto of Savoy.

The Royal Palace of Turin is par excellence the place where Palagi's art has reached the maximum expression: the architect rearranged the residence for the Savoys, giving the structure a new and monumental appearance, aligned to the new needs linked to the great ambitions of the sovereign and the court ceremonial. A work that today we could define as restyling, performed also thanks to the collaboration of a team of painters (Francesco Gonin, Carlo Bellosio), sculptors and plasterers (Giuseppe Gaggini, Francesco Somaini, Diego Marielloni), cabinet makers (Gabriele Capello known as il Moncalvo) , bronzists (companies Colla and Odetti, Manfredini and Viscardi).


The heart of the exhibition are the thirty-one sheets of the Archiginnasio Library in Bologna put into dialogue, where possible, with the works to which they refer. The exhibition itinerary begins on the second floor of the Galleria Sabauda, precisely from the Spazio Scoperte. Alongside the design drawings relating to the Swiss Guards Hall and the main boardrooms, some works will be set up which are actually carried out and still preserved at the Palazzo Reale.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Piazzetta Reale, 1
10122 Torino


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