17th century painting in the De Vito collection and in the city

23.04.2024 – 1.09.2024

From April 23rd to September 1st 2024, Accademia Carrara is hosting Napoli in Bergamo, a temporary exhibition about the remarkable connection between Bergamo and Neapolitan painting of the 17th Century

The exhibition, curated by Elena Fumagalli and Nadia Bastogi, will disclose to the audience the special relationship between Bergamo and Neapolitan painting of the 17th Century, of which a significant chapter was written in the city thanks to the contributions of Luca Giordano (Naples, 1634 – 1705) and his pupil Nicola Malinconico (Naples, 1663 – 1726) in the decoration of Santa Maria Maggiore and the Duomo.

Napoli in Bergamo explores the wonders of painting in between Naturalism and Baroque, its excesses and contradictions through more than forty pieces of art, with custom made restorations and new research. The core of paintings, from the Fondazione Giuseppe e Margaret De Vito, is complemented by unpublished canvases from the Accademia Carrara collection and works on loan from churches in the city and the Bergamo area.

The exhibition takes into consideration the production going from an early Neapolitan follower of Caravaggio, Battistello Caracciolo (1578 – 1635), to the Classicism of Massimo Stanzione (1585 – 1656), from the Tenebrismo of Jusepe de Ribera (1591 – 1652) to the grandeur of Baroque painting by Mattia Preti (1613 – 1699), Luca Giordano – present with more than twenty works – and his pupil Nicola Malinconico.

Luca Giordano, Martirio di San Bartolomeo

About the exhibition

Days and times

23 April – 8 June 2024
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am – 7pm
Tuesday: 9am – 1pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9.30am – 8pm


9 June – 1st September 2024
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10am – 7pm
Tuesday: 10am – 1pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 10am – 8pm

Tickets and Reservations


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