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Rubens at Palazzo Te Mantova

October 7, 2023 @ October 7, 2023 - January 7, 2024 @ January 7 UTC+0

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Curated by
Raffaella Morselli
in collaboration with Cecilia Paolini

07.10.2023 – 07.01.2024

Opening hours
Monday: 9.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday → Sunday: 9.00 – 18.30

Fondazione Palazzo Te presents the exhibition “Rubens at Palazzo Te. Painting, transformation and freedom”, held from 7 October 2023 to 7 January 2024 in the Giuliesca villa in Mantua. The exhibition curated by Raffaella Morselli with the collaboration of Cecilia Paolini illustrates the path of the Flemish artist, highlighting how the Renaissance intellectual suggestions developed in the Mantuan and Italian years continued, evolving, in the painting of his maturity, to settle as an artistic legacy in his students.

The works exhibited at Palazzo Te highlight the dialogue with the myths and the interpretation of Giulio Romano and, no less, the never-interrupted harmony with the Renaissance and the mythological fable: it is here that Rubens transforms his world into a language universal capable of speaking to all the courts of Europe. The imaginary population of divinities and ancient texts invented and cited by Giulio Romano were the ideal training ground for the cultured Rubens. Under the roof of Palazzo Te, the artist’s conversion from Flemish to Italian took place: Rubens is the new universal man, who goes beyond religious, geographical and political boundaries, to invent a new language which is, to all intents and purposes, international . A European figurative language, the first in the history of art.


October 7, 2023 @ UTC+0
January 7 @ UTC+0
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Palazzo Tè
Viale Te, 13
Mantova MN, 46100 Italy
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