Francesco Hayez, Il Bacio (1859)
Francesco Hayez, Il Bacio (1859)


Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala


November 7, 2015


February 21, 2016

The exhibition Hayez at the Gallerie d’Italia in Milan features 120 works by the Italian painter Francesco Hayez (1791-1882).

The works are presented in a chronological order, following the life and the artistic development of the artist: from his formative years in Venice and Rome, when still painting in the tradition of the Neoclassicism, to his days in Milan, where he became the leading artist of the mid-19th-century Romanticism, working next to people like the composer Giuseppe Verdi and the writer Alessandro Manzoni.

Highlight of the exhibition is the painting Il Bacio (The Kiss). Hayez painted three different versions (in 1859, 1861 and 1867) and for the first time can they be seen together in the same location, giving a perfect opportunity to appreciate Hayez’s artistic development later in his career.

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