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Intesa Sanpaolo, two paintings on display in Belgrade

Artworks by van Wittel from the collection at Historical Museum

27 September, 18:03
(ANSA) - BELGRADO - Two paintings by Gaspar van Wittel, belonging to Intesa Sanpaolo art collection, are on display at the Historical Museum of Serbia in Belgrade, an event organised by Intesa Sanpaolo President Gian Maria Gros-Pietro on a visit to the Serbian capital city. ''I am very proud to have brought these two masterpieces to the Historical Museum of Serbia from Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano in Naples'', said Gros-Pietro. ''Intesa Sanpaolo - he added - works in countries rich in culture and heritage, and believes that cultural activities are a way to foster friendship between peoples and communities. Investing in culture encourages social progress and supports economic growth''. Hanging in the museum until October 29, two van Wittel's olis on canvas dating back to early 18th century - 'View of Rome, with Piazza Navona' and 'View of Rome, with People's Square'. Draginja Djuric, president of Banca Intesa Beograd, expressed great satisfaction with the initiative. ''We are very proud to share a part of Italy's large cultural heritage'', said Djuric. ''Intesa Bank is the first commercial bank in the Serbian market, and we show our commitment to social issues primarily through investments in art, culture and the defense of historical and cultural heritage''. Banca Intesa Beograd is a member of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, has a leading market position in Serbia, counting on 1.45mn customers and 165 branches throughout the country. (ANSA).

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