From 7 May to 11 July, the National Museum of Ravenna hosts UNA CITTÀ QUATTRO REGINE (One city four Queens), the solo exhibition of Carla Chiusano, inside the Old Benedictine Monastery of San Vitale.
The exhibition is an excursus of the artist that shows the lives of four famous women of the enigmatic Ravenna, witnesses of a thousands-years-old history.
In the exhibition Una Città Quattro Regine, Carla Chiusano displays four large-scale triptychs, each of which dedicated to one of the four Queens of Ravenna. The women’s stories intertwine together in an exhibition itinerary that tells about amazing female characters. These women, as a matter of fact, deeply marked the city and political fabric of their time.
We’re talking about empress Galla Placidia and empress Amalasunta, along with the two romantic heroes Francesca from Rimini, depicted by Dante in the fifth Canto of Inferno with her lover Paolo, and Teresa Gamba Guiccioli, Lord Byron’s lover and writer of Vie de Lord Byron en Italie, a biography in French about the man she so deeply loved.
Chiusano walked in their footsteps to understand their life and deepest thoughts; the works are real “encounters with the past” and the historical Queens of Ravenna.