The rich and complex art collection owned by the historical art critic Vittorio Sgarbi is considered one of the most important in private hands.

After the great success during the Spain tour, now the exhibition arrives at The Nacional Museum of San Carlos in Mexico City and considered one of the most important museum in Mexico.

On the occasion of the first Spanish exhibition for the Fundacion Caja de Burgos, it was made a careful selection among the masterpieces of painting in the collection, thinking of the many unavoidable references to the best knowledge for the universal art.

The forty-one artists in the exhibition trace a sort of tour of the Italian painting from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century in which there are different schools and sensitivity of the great Italian art, Venice and Tuscany and Lombardy passing through Rome, Naples or the Emilia – Romagna, the delicacy of the early Renaissance to the exuberance of Mannerism and the intensity of naturalistic realism late Baroque.

Among the authors there are extraordinary artists including names such as Lorenzo Lotto, Titian, Guercino, Verones, Artemisia Gentileschi, José de Ribera, Sassoferrato or Giambattista Piazzetta the Cavalier d’ Arpino, Nicola Malinconico o Stella.

This exhibition also allow you to have a glance into a particular universe, a closed garden full of seductive secrets collected with a joyful mood, a private delight suddenly so opens that it can be shared with the public. And the garden of pleasure, the place where Apollo gives his light on the ways that dabble in art.

E perché’l primo stral, ch’aventi l’arco
di quell’alato arcier, dagli occhi viene,
per questo il primo grado, il primo varco
del giardino d’Amor la vista ottiene.

Giovan Battista Marino. Adone. Canto sesto. Il giardino del piacere. 1623


MEXICO. Mexico City, Museo Nacional De San Carlos. July – November 2014

SPAIN. Caceres, MCCB Foundation. February – June. 2014

SPAIN. Burgos, Cultural Cordón. October 2013 – January 2014