The city of Bologna pays homage to Alessandro Guardassoni (1819-1888) with a wide programme of initiatives.
On the occasion of the bicentenary of the artist's birth, the IBC Emilia-Romagna, the Gualandi Foundation in favour of the deaf and the Civic Museums of Ancient Art (Musei Civici d'Arte Antica), in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Bologna and the Cultural Association Arte e Fede, give life to a widespread itinerary in the metropolitan city to enhance the activity of the most important church painter of Bologna in the nineteenth century.
At Collezioni Comunali d’Arte, there will be an exhibition displaying artworks depicting sacred and profane history owned by Fondazione Gualandi that dialogue with the works of contemporary artists and artists who inspired him.
At Fondazione Gualandi, you will find a display of sketches and preparatory drawings for the paintings found in Bologna churches. Finally, an itinerary among the churches enables you to discover the wall paintings and altarpieces made by Guardassoni.
The exhibitions are curated by Silvia Battistini and Claudia Collina with the collaboration of Chiara Sanfelici, Patrizia Tamassia, Valentina Volta.