Pinacoteca Giovanni and Marella Agnelli THE “SCRIGNO”


The “Scrigno” (literally, jewel box or treasure chest, an extraordinary container that dominates the roof-top test track), hosts displays an extraordinary collection of works of art dating from between the XVIII and the XX century and ranging from the Venice of Canaletto and the Dresden of Bellotto to a group, unique in Italy, of seven masterpieces by Matisse.

Starting with the canvas Alabardiere in un paesaggio (Halberdier in a Landscape) by Giambattista Tiepolo, the collection continues with six splendid views by Giovanni Antonio Canal (also known as Canaletto) – including Il Bucintoro al molo nel giorno dell’ascensione (The Bucentaur at the Wharf on Ascension Day) and several views of the Grand Canal in Venice – and two statues of dancers by Antonio Canova. The collection then moves on to the great French masters Edouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Henri Matisse, followed by two pictures by Pablo Picasso, works by the Italian Futurists Giacomo Balla and Gino Severini, and concludes with Amedeo Modigliani’s celebrated painting Nu couché (Reclining Nude).

Canaletto and 18th Century
Canova and 19th Century
Matisse and the 20th Century

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