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The painter Giovanni Migliara at the Accorsi-Ometto Museum in Turin. Villa Vigoni's "Mylius diptych" features in the exhibition

The Accorsi-Ometto Foundation pays tribute to an important nineteenth-century painter from Piedmont: Giovanni Migliara (Alessandria 1785 - Milan 1837). The Accorsi-Ometto Museum of Decorative Arts in Turin will be holding an exhibition entitled "Gio. Migliara - Viaggio in Italia" from 28 February to 16 June 2019.

There are 100 works on display, including an invaluable contribution from Villa Vigoni in the form of two key paintings by Migliara: the famous Filanda Mylius at Boffalora (1828) and the Evangelical cemetery of Trieste with the tomb of Giulio Mylius (1835). These two extraordinary works form an inseparable pair, as the subject goes beyond the image itself, portraying Giulio Mylius who died at a very young age. He was the son of the "founding father" of Villa Vigoni, Enrico Mylius, who was born 250 years ago this year.

The exhibition catalogue includes a contribution from Giovanni Meda Riquier, curator of Villa Vigoni's historical-artistic collections, libraries and archives, entitled "Between history and art. A masterpiece by Giovanni Migliara: the Mylius diptych".

More information on the exhibition here.