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  • #CasaCavazzini Il 19 ottobre Casa Cavazzini ospita la conferenza di Paolo Patres, studioso ed esperto di storia e critica dell’arte moderna: Nell'incontro verrà approfondita la storia e l’identità artistica del Friuli attraverso i due scritti del sanvitese Federico Altan: 'Memorie intorno alla Vita ed all’Opere dell’insigne Pittore Pomponio Amalteo' (1753) e 'Del vario stato della pittura in Friuli, dalla caduta del Romano Impero fino a’ tempi nostri', pubblicato postumo nel 1772. La conferenza inizia alle 17,30 con l'introduzione di Giuseppe Bergamini e Vania Gransinigh http://www.civicimuseiudine.it/it/news/712-conferenza-federico-altan-e-la-cultura-artistica-del-suo-tempo-in-friuli
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  • #MuseoArcheologico Sono ancora presenti, in Friuli, i resti di un paesaggio antico di quattromila anni, fatto di tumuli funerari e castellieri, riconoscibili nelle piccole alture isolate e nei terreni circondati da argini. Antichissime testimonianze, spesso difficili da percepire perché rimaneggiate e intaccate nel corso del tempo e/o coperte dalla vegetazione. La mostra 'Tracce. Paesaggio antico in Friuli.' ne indaga le evidenze meglio conservate e offre ai visitatori un piccolo viaggio nel Friuli preromano, dove le tracce del passato si integrano con le bellezze naturalistiche del presente. La mostra é stata prorogata e potete visitarla fino al 13 gennaio 2019! http://www.civicimuseiudine.it/it/mostre-eventi/19-il-castello/museo-archeologico/688-tracce-paesaggio-antico-in-friuli
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  • #MFSN Se sabato 13 Ottobre a #CasaCavazzini sarà #GiornatadelContemporaneo, con ingresso e visite guidate gratuite e alla Chiesa di San Francesco si inaugura la mostra 'Fotografia in Friuli 1950-1980. Famiglia & società', al Museo Friulano di Storia Naturale le protagoniste saranno la scienza e la storia dell'uomo. Con Claudio Tuniz e Patrizia Tiberi Vipraio (autori del libro) e Giuseppe Muscio (direttore del Museo) verrà presentato il libro "La scimmia vestita" - Dalle tribù dei primati all'intelligenza artificiale. Appuntamento in Via Sabbadini 32 alle 17.30!
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  • Anche #CasaCavazzini aderisce alla “Giornata del Contemporaneo” promossa da #AMACI e sabato 13 ottobre aprirà gratuitamente le sue porte. 😊 Puoi visitare il museo e scoprirne i segreti, i tesori e le curiosità. Puoi anche visitare la mostra “PARADOXA. Arte da Metà Corea” e partecipare al tour guidato che Benedetta Giacomello, studente dell'Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, terrà alle ore 11.00 e, nel pomeriggio, alle ore 17.00. Suggeriamo di non perdere l'occasione di scoprire questa esposizione sull'identità controversa e politica dell'intera Corea: l'indomani, 14 ottobre, infatti, la mostra chiuderà i battenti.
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  • #inaugurazione La mostra 'Fotografia in Friuli 1950-1980. Famiglia & Società' racconta la storia di un territorio di confine indagato dal punto di vista dei piccoli eventi. Dai primi anni '50 al 1980, tra passato e presente, Udine si trasforma. In una città affaticata dalla guerra, un processo di modernizzazione riscatta in breve tempo la condizione di arretratezza culturale, economica e sociale; si rimuovono le rotaie del tram, si realizza la copertura della roggia; attori e personalità del cinema come Alberto Sordi, Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Raimondo Vianello illuminano le serate del ceto medio-alto udinese. Ma alla “dolce vita” della provincia si affianca ancora un Friuli periferico legato alle sue radici, alle gerarchie e tradizioni familiari, con volti segnati dalla fatica del lavoro manuale, abiti poveri e usurati. Vi aspettiamo sabato 13 ottobre alle ore 11.30 all'inaugurazione della mostra, alla Chiesa di San Francesco! Foto: Giuliano Borghesan Barbeano (Spilimbergo - Pn), Il bisat, 1954 Archivio Borghesan Udine, Piazza Libertà, Modelle in posa, anni ’50 (Collezione Privata Anna Maria Pittana)
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Gallery of ancient art - Good to know San Francesco che riceve le stigmate - Caravaggio school, 1606-07 Ultima cena - Pomponio Amalteo, 1574 Il diluvio - Filippo Giuseppini, 1836 Il venditore di tappeti - Giuseppe Malignani, 1856 Giramondo - Antonio Carneo, 1670

Gallery of ancient art

Good to know

San Francesco che riceve le stigmate

Caravaggio school, 1606-07

Ultima cena

Pomponio Amalteo, 1574

Il diluvio

Filippo Giuseppini, 1836

Il venditore di tappeti

Giuseppe Malignani, 1856

Giramondo

Antonio Carneo, 1670

Gallery of Ancient Art

The Galleria d’Arte Antica (Gallery of Ancient Art) was established in 1866 and forms an important part of the Castle Museums. Located on the first floor, it comprises thirteen rooms, the last of which is used for temporary exhibitions.

The works exhibited form a largely homogeneous collection, most having been produced by local and Venetian artists from the second half of the fourteenth century to the early nineteenth century. However, there is also a significant number of paintings deriving from other regions and European countries.  These masterpieces are of indisputable value and greatly enrich the city’s collections.


 

Itineraries

Room I.

Divided into two adjacent exhibitory spaces, the room displays works from the latter half of the fourteenth century. Up until the mid-1300s, painting in Udine was strongly influenced by the presence of artists from Bologna and Rimini whose work echoed the style of Giotto’s Paduan paintings. However, following the arrival of Vitale da Bologna in Udine in 1348, virtually all local artistic production came to be influenced by the Bolognese painter’s narrative style.

Among the works on display exemplifying this influence and that of the nascent International Gothic style, there are fragments of frescos depicting courtly and chivalric scenes, which were discovered in the Loggia of the old town hall and the house of Antonini Perusini in the city centre.

Room 1 - second half of the XIV century

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Room II.

The paintings exhibited here were realized in the period between the end of the 14th and beginning of the 15th centuries and include examples from the Venetian School as well as paintings from Central Italy and the Nordic countries, testifying to the diversity of Friuli’s figurative painting culture at the turn of the century.

Displayed alongside the paintings there are also some exquisite terracotta and painted stucco tabernacle frames from Tuscany, which belong to the Mauroner collection.

Room 2 - end of the 14th century and the 15th century

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Room III.

These examples provide a valuable key to understanding the evolution of Friulian painting between the late 15th and early 16th centuries, as exemplified on the one hand by the altarpiece dedicated to Santa Lucia, realized ​​by Domenico da Tolmezzo for the Cathedral of Udine in 1479 - a work combining late Gothic elements with Renaissance architectonic innovations - and on the other by Vittore Carpaccio’s  consummate masterpiece Christ between Four Angels realized in 1496 for the church of San Pietro Martire in Udine. The altarpiece, one of the tallest produced by the Venetian artist, was to become a model and source of reference for local artists.

Room 3 - end of the 15th Century and beginnig of the 16th Century

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Room IV.

The ample dimensions of this room have made it possible to exhibit some particularly large works by influential local artists who helped chart the course of Friulian Renaissance art: Andrea Bellunello, represented here with a large-scale canvas realized in 1476 for the Town Hall council chamber; Pellegrino da San Daniele, with a work conceived for the organ shutters in Udine Cathedral and his painting L’Annunciazione (1519); Giovanni da Udine, with a bas-relief stucco originating from his home in Via Gemona,  and Pomponio Amalteo with his depiction of The Last Supper (L’Ultima Cena) painted in 1574 for the Cathedral of Udine. Alongside these great masters there are two paintings by Alessandro and Giambattista Maganza, painters of the Venetian school, whose works reveal a familiarity with the work of Veronese and Tintoretto.

Room 4 - Friuli's Renaissance art

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Room V.

The fifth room displays works by Friuli’s greatest Renaissance artist, Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis, otherwise known as Il Pordenone after the city of his birth. The grandiloquent poetry of his work was to have a major influence on his contemporaries, most particularly Pomponio Amalteo, represented here by his painting depicting The Ecstasy of St. Francis, realised between 1555 and 1565. Pordenone himself is represented by the fresco Madonna con Bambino (Madonna with Child), conceived in around 1516 to decorate one of the walls of the Loggia del Lionello in Piazza Contarena, and by the lunette l’Eterno padre (Eternal Father) realized in 1527 for the Convent of San Pietro Martire.

Room 5 - Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis called Il Pordenone

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Room VI.

This room illustrates late sixteenth-century painting with works by national and international artists. These include: a large ceremonial painting by the Venetian Palma il Giovane entitled La dedizione di Udine a Venezia, depicting Udine’s  allegiance to Venice, which was commissioned by the city of Udine in 1595; a nativity scene (Natività) by the Florentine Michele di Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, and Giudizio di Paride (Judgement of Paris) painted in the style of Raphael by the Spanish painter Juan de Juanes.

Room 6 - late 16th century painting

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Room VII.

This room presents works from the second half of the sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth centuries and includes examples by both Italian and foreign artists. Here, visitors can admire S. Francesco che riceve le stigmate (St. Francis Receiving the Stigmate) by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, which has been the subject of recent studies seeking to verify its authenticity. There are known to be five copies of the subject in question, of which the original by Caravaggio, The Ecstasy of Saint Francis, is held in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Recently however, critics have contended that the painting exhibited in Udine may in fact be a copia conforme, which is to say, identical in size and iconography, and painted between 1606 and 1607. The duplication of Caravaggio’s works, which had already begun when the master was still alive, is a common phenomenon that helped fuel his fame and fortune and the spread of the style known as Caravaggism.

Room 7 - second half of the 16th century and first half of the 17th century

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Room VIII.

Having passed through the Salone del Parlamento, one reaches the west wing of the Galleria, where the itinerary resumes with works from the 17th to the first half of the 18th century. The room boasts paintings by two of the most important interpreters of the Baroque aesthetic in Friuli, namely Antonio Carneo and Sebastiano Bombelli.  The former is represented by several true masterpieces testifying his considerable technical and compositional skill, while the latter, Bombelli, is represented by some splendid portraits and self-portraits. Also worthy of mention are the portraits of the Genoese school depicting noble men and women, skillful studies rendered with meticulous attention to detail, particularly in the psychological description of the faces.

Room 8 - from the 17th century to the first half of the 19th century

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Room IX.

Room 9 is dedicated to seventeenth-century Venetian works, and includes a comprehensive overview of paintings realized by so-called “foresti” (foreigners), which is to say artists not originating from Venice who contributed to the artistic resurgence of the city following a period during which it was not particularly fertile, artistically speaking. One such example is Berenice, a portrait by Bernardino Strozzi, realized during his Venetian period. Indeed it was Strozzi who, together with Fetti and Liss, helped revive Venetian painting, which had seen little innovation since the period of the great sixteenth-century masters.

Room 9 - The Venetian 17th century

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Room X.

Here one finds the famous map of the city (Pianta della città di Udine), realized towards the end of the seventeenth century and attributed to Joseph Heintz the Younger, as well as several works by Giambattista Tiepolo, protagonist par excellence of the seventeenth century Italian and European cultural scene. The Venetian artist was a frequent visitor to Udine in the period between 1726 and 1729 and again in 1759, receiving a number of commissions. Among the works on display, there is the painting Virtù e la Nobiltà che sconfiggono l’Ignoranza, which originally decorated the ceiling of the main room on the first floor of  Palazzo Caiselli, in Udine. The painting, Consilium in arena, realized by Giambattista with the collaboration of his son Giandomenico, is a work of great originality. Commissioned to illustrate a local historical event that took place in 1748, it accurately represents the plea made by local nobleman, Msgr Antonio Montegnacco, to the council of the Order of Malta requesting that he be enrolled as a member.

Room 10 - Joseph Heint and Gianbattista Tiepolo

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Room XI.

The examination of works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries continues in room 10, where one can admire a large number of paintings realized by different artists, all of the Venetian school. These include an elegant and airy landscape, Paesaggio, by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, a laudatory portrait of the Doge Manin by Pietro Longhi and a tender representation of San Vincenzo Ferreri by Giandomenico Tiepolo.

Room 11 - The Venetian school between the 17th and the 18th century

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Room XII.

This entire room is devoted to the work of Nicola Grassi, a local painter originally from Formeaso di Zuglio, in Carnia.  A major exponent of Friulian eighteenth-century painting, he moved at a very young age to Venice, where he developed his own personal artistic style characterised by elegant figures with high foreheads and very prominent eyes. Unable to sever his ties with his homeland, Grassi left a testimony of his work in many of Carnia’s churches.

Room 12 - Nicola Grassi

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Room XIII.

The final room, which concludes the tour of the Galleria d’Arte Antica, is also used as a venue for staging thematic exhibitions. Among the paintings on display, all of which date back to the first half of the nineteenth century, those by the local Udinese artist, Odorico Politi merit special mention. Considered to be the most important painter in Udine during the period, Politi was a celebrated exponent of neoclassicism, which was already beginning to show Romantic tendencies, as evidenced in the work of the Udinese painter Filippo Giuseppini, a pupil of Odorico Politi, whose evocative 1836 work Il diluvio (The Flood) is represented here.

Room 13 - First half of the 19th century

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IL SALONE DEL PARLAMENTO.

Located in the central area of the castle’s first floor, the Salone del Parlamento, so-called because it was once the meeting place of the parliament of the Patria del Friuli (an advisory body made ​​up of members of the clergy, the nobility and the local community) offers a veritable cornucopia of works exemplifying Friulian painting from the mid-sixteenth to the end of the eighteenth century.  The walls of this particularly ample room are decorated in their entirety with frescoes conceived ​​by Pomponio Amalteo, Gian Battista Grassi and Francesco Floreani between the late sixteenth and late eighteenth century. Celebrating both secular and religious themes, the ​​frescoes also allude to the role of Udine and the Patria del Friuli in the context of the Venetian Republic. The frieze that runs along the southern wall echoes in spirit the armed parade realized by the aforementioned Floreani and is the work of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, as are the four pairs of putti depicted above the oval window holding a clipeus shield.

Room 14 - The Parliament Hall

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