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Pinacoteca del Convento dei Padri Cappuccini

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The 17th century convent of Cappuccini di Voltaggio is home to an important art gallery which has a large collection of paintings and sculptures. Put together over a forty year period in the second half of the 19th century by a Capuchin monk, Father Pietro Repetto of Voltaggio, the collection is not exactly in harmony with the spirituality of the Capuchin order which demands sober and austere religious centres but is in line with the principles of the Council of Trent with respect to religious imagery and their important function in teaching. This gallery’s collection centres on the artistic culture of Genoa to which the village of Voltaggio has always been close; for this reason it is made up of works from the Ligurian School from the 17th and 18th centuries executed by artists like Anton Maria Maragliano, Agostino Bombelli, Luca Cambiaso, Domenico Fiasella and the local painter Sinibaldo Scorza. The actual layout of the gallery allows for a logical visit which finishes in the Capuchin church with its baroque style, built together with the convent in 1603.

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via Provinciale, 1
15060 Voltaggio (AL)
Alessandria

Telephone number: +39 (010) 960.1214
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http://www.pinacotecadivoltaggio.it/sito/lang/it/
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