“Con nuova e stravagante maniera”. Giulio Romano a Mantova is the new great event of the Complesso Museale Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, from October 6th 2019 to January 6th 2020. It is an exhibition dedicated to Giulio Romano (Roma, 1492 o 1499 - Mantova, 1546) and his “new way” to create art.
This project is the result of the exceptional support of the Musée du Louvre, which, for the first time, will lend seventy-two drawings in order to illustrate, in the most organic and complete way, the professional career of the great artist, from his beginnings in Rome to the long-lasting and intense activity in Mantua. The exhibition will be focused on the variety of Giulio Romano's interests, from architecture to painting, from tapestries to jewelry, from stuccos to printings, through the practice of drawing that he learned during his training at Raffaello's workshop. The most recent digital technologies will be used in order to recreate art objects and spaces designed by the artist through 3D reconstructions. There will be artworks coming from some of the most important museums in Italy and Europe, such as the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence, the Albertina in Wien, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. The experience will be unique because visitors appreciate the works inside the Giulio's architectural places, from the Appartamento di Troia to the Palazzina della Rustica, favoring virtuous resonances between the exhibited objects and Palazzo Ducale.
The exhibition will be divided into three sections that will explain into different aspects of the artist's activity: