Abertis, through its Italian subsidiary A4 Holding, brings the treasures of the Patrimonio Nacional to the Scuderie del Quirinale Musem in Rome, with the exhibition “Da Caravaggio a Bernini. Capolavori del Seicento italiano nelle Collezioni Reali di Spagna”. The exhibition was inaugurated on April 13 by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella; accompanied by the President of the Congress of Deputies of Spain, Ana Pastor; the President of the Patrimonio Nacional, Alfredo Pérez de Armiñán; and the President of Abertis, Salvador Alemany, and A4 Holding, Carlos del Río; among others. It will be open to public until July 30.
The exhibition, with seventy works in total, presents masterpieces of the Italian Seicento in the Royal Collections of Spain. Among the most outstanding pieces, we can find the "Crucified Christ" in bronze of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, carried out at the request of King Felipe IV to preside over the Kings pantheon of the monastery of El Escorial. Other works can be seen as "Salome with the head of John the Baptist" by Caravaggio; "Tunic of Joseph", Diego Velázquez; "Lot and daughters" of Guercino; or "Jacob with the flocks of Labán", of José de Ribera. The sample reviewed the mutual influences between the Spanish classical art and the Italian painting of the moment, through relationships and travels of different artists.
This exhibition coincides with others that the Abertis Group is sponsoring this spring through its Foundation and its subsidiaries, as shown in the “Piedad y terror en Picasso. El camino a Guernica”, exhibited at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid until September 4, or "Picasso Primitif" which can be seen in the Museum du Quai Branly in Paris until July 23.
Abertis with the culture
Abertis, through the Abertis Foundation and its subsidiaries, has sponsored numerous cultural exhibitions over the years. Works by artists like Dali, Velázquez, Picasso or Gaudí have travelled to countries like France, Brazil and Chile. These actions are one sign of the commitment of the Abertis Group to support cultural institutions and public administrations of the countries in which it operates in its effort to bring culture to society.