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Arts guide: exhibits in Italy

Florence toasts the art and science of wine in civilisation

30 July, 16:40
Arts guide: exhibits in Italy (ANSA) - Rome, July 30 - The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy's art exhibitions: FLORENCE - Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti: Caravaggio and Caravaggeschi in Florence, 100 works including two recently attributed to the master; until October 10.

- Palazzo Pitti: Vinum Nostrum. The Art, Science and Myths of Wine in Civilisation; from prehistoric winegrowing to Dionysus cult, Etruscan, Roman use; show features oldest surviving wine container, on loan from Georgia; until April 30, 2011.

- Accademia and Horne Museum: Virtues of Love, 40 Florentine Renaissance paintings celebrating wedded bliss, from Italian and foreign museums; until November 1.

GENOA - Villa del Principe: Genoa's most celebrated palazzo celebrates its reopening with a show gathering 80 landscapes in the Doria Pamphilij collections including Caravaggio's Rest on the Flight into Egypt; until September 26.

MILAN - Palazzo Reale: Rome and China, The Two Empires: 450 Imperial Rome and Qin-Han dynasty masterpieces from second century BC to fourth century AD; until September 5.

POMPEII - Entrance to site: exhibition on city's final day on August 24, AD 79; scale of destruction; history of digs; current risks from Vesuvius; present show until August 1 but will later be part of a permanent display introducing visitors to the site.

ROME - Musei Capitolini: The Age of Conquest: The Lure of Greek Art in Rome; masterpieces looted from Greece between the third and first centuries BC; until September 5.

- Palazzo Venezia: Renaissance Sculpture. Donatello, Bregno and Michelangelo in 15th century Rome; features some 30 pieces, including some rarely-seen works; until September 5.

ROVERETO - MART: American Art 1850-1960, 100 works from the Phillips Collection in Washington from 19th-century landscape artists and Impressionists to Hopper, O'Keefe, Pollock and Rothko; until September 26.

SAN SEVERINO MARCHE: Pinacoteca Civica, Palazzo Servanzi Confidati and Chiesa della Misericordia: 'Baroque Marvels', 90 works including Bernini, Guercino, Pomarancio, Orazio Gentileschi, Valentin de Boulogne, Baciccio: until December 12.

TIVOLI - Villa Adriana: Show charting rise and fall of Hadrian's Villa; dozens of artefacts returned from collections around the world; until November 1.

TRENTO - Buoncastiglio Castle; The Adventure of Glass: From the Renaissance to the 20th Century between Venice and Distant Worlds; brings together over 700 masterpieces celebrating glass production on the Venetian island of Murano; until November 7.

TURIN - Fondazione Merz: Mario Merz, Pageantry of Painting; 20 works from European museums and private collections; until September 26.

UDINE - Castello: Giambattista Tiepolo, 20 engravings and 30 other works; until October 31.

VENICE - Magazzine del Sale (Vedova Foundation): Louise Bourgeois, The Fabric Works, 98 pieces by French-American sculptor who died May 31; also some large sculptures including trademark giant spider; until September 19.

- Ca' Foscari: 20th-century Russian art from the Morgante and Sandretti Collections, from the Tsar to Stalin and Putin; avant-garde, Social Realism and 'unofficial' works by Benois, Koncalovskij, Larionov, Goncarova, Ekster, Chagall, Kandinskij, Malevich, Tatlin, Fal'k; until July 25.

photo: Bacchus, Allegory of Taste (1666) by Pier Francesco Mola

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