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Date(s) - May 13 , 2022 - Oct 2 , 2022
10:30 am - 7:30 pm

Palazzo della Gran Guardia

Caroto Exhibition site


The works of the Renaissance artist Giovan Francesco Caroto are on show at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia. This is the first exhibition dedicated to the artist, seen in comparison with his contemporaries, who travelled among the courts of Northern Italy in a period of lively flowering of the arts, archaeology, natural sciences and collecting. The exhibition “Caroto and the arts, from Mantegna to Veronese” offers to the public over 100 works from some of the most prestigious Italian and foreign collections, bearing witness to the great painter’s development in the first half of the 16th century.
The exhibition is divided into 10 sections, enriched by 3 innovative multimedia installations with projections and immersive reconstructions of contexts. In order to make the visit even more enjoyable, there is a didactic support accessible through an App in Italian and English, as well as an augmented reality game.
The exhibition is accompanied by an itinerary through the city of Verona, in the places and churches that preserve the testimonies of Caroto and the early 16th century in Verona, which can be appreciated in their original contexts.

Intelligent, curious, witty, a vagabond, he was in Mantova , at the court of the Gonzagas, under the aegis of Mantegna; in Milan, in the service of Antonio Maria Visconti; in Casale Monferrato, at the court of the Marquis William IX Paleologus. He got to know and appreciate Flemish and Nordic painting (between Milan, Verona and Venice), but also Raphael and his followers, so much so that the hypothesis of a study trip to Rome is credible. He practised painting, miniature, naturalistic drawing, medallions and  statuary. He devoted himself above all to public and private devotional painting, but achieved perhaps his most personal and felicitous results in portrait and landscape painting.

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