Art Nouveau in the magnificent Venaria Reale

La Venaria Reale is an architectural and landscape masterpiece, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 

A grandiose estate just outside Turin: it  comprises 80,000 square meters of floor surface in the Reggia and 60 hectares of Gardens, adjacent to the 17th century ancient village of Venaria and the 3,000 fenced hectares of the Park of La Mandria. The monumental palace or Reggia boasts some of the finest examples of universal Baroque.

The elegant Hall of Diana designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte, the solemn Great Gallery and the Church of St. Hubert, the imposing complex of the Juvarra Stables designed by Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century, the sumptuous decorations and the spectacular Fountain of the Stag in the Court of Honor and the spectacular Fountain of the Stag in the Court of Honor provide a unique setting for the Theater of History and Magnificence, the permanent display – almost 2,000 m long – devoted to the House of Savoy, that spans from the basement level to the piano nobile of the Reggia.

Here, from the 17 april on, takes place and exhibition on the Art Nouveau movement. Art Nouveau was an artistic movement that, rejecting realism and scientific thought, pursued dreamlike and visionary worlds, relying on soft and sinuous line to accentuate elegant decorations.

Through creating replicas of Parisian living spaces, the exhibition also narrates art and everyday life with an innovative display that recreates atmosphere and furnishings of the time.

Posters and paintings, sculptures, furniture and ceramics give a complete idea of the artistic and artisanal blossoming that swept over and ultimately overhauled decorative taste at the beginning of the twentieth century. Wednesday, 17 April 2019 to Sunday, 26 January 2020