DA SAN PIETRO IN VATICANO. LA TAVOLA DI UGO DA CARPI PER L’ALTARE DEL VOLTO SANTO

CULTURE & TRADITION
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The Fondazione Torino Musei in collaboration with the Fabbrica di San Pietro in the Vatican and with the patronage of the Archdiocese of Turin, from June 16 to August 29, 2022, presents in the Medieval Court of Palazzo Madama The panel by Ugo da Carpi for the altar of the Holy Face in the Vatican Basilica (1524-1525). The work is displayed to the general public thanks to the support of Reale Mutua and the technical contribution of Targetti Sankey Spa through diversified lighting technologies for a matched visual narrative. In the prestigious exhibition space of Palazzo Madama, visitors will be able to admire Ugo da Carpi’s altarpiece of Veronica unfolding the veil of the Holy Face between Apostles Peter and Paul - a work of extraordinary importance for art and faith. It is a panel "made without a brush," as the author is written next to the signature and as reported by Giorgio Vasari who saw it in St. Peter’s with Michelangelo. That of Ugo da Carpi "carver" was a daring, ingenious and unprecedented experimentation that no one later had the audacity to repeat; a unique work of its kind because it was executed not with the art of painting, but with the technique of printing with superimposed matrices. The panel is exhibited to the public in order to share not only a work of formidable technical and artistic interest, but also the results of an articulate and complex study, which, thanks to the work of professional figures of the highest profile and scrupulous research, have made it possible to unveil the history and technique of execution of the work that is about to turn five hundred years old. A life between two Jubilees: that of 1525 during the pontificate of Clement VII and the now upcoming Holy Year of 2025. 
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From 16/06/2022 to 29/08/2022

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    10:00 - 18:00
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    10:00 - 18:00
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    10:00 - 18:00
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