The Painter’s Craft, curated by Annamaria Bava (Royal Museums of Turin) and Gelsomina Spione (University of Turin-Department of Historical Studies).  Numerous scholars have advised and assisted with the preparation of the exhibition and the catalogue, including our close collaborator, Prof Francesco Gonzales.

Tracing Guercino’s activity and art from his training to full maturity, the exhibition aims to give an account of the painter’s craft in the seventeenth century.

The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation

THE SIR DENIS MAHON FOUNDATION was created by Sir Denis in his lifetime.

It aims to continue his philanthropic work, his art historical research and his passionate promotion of young scholars.

It promotes his art collection and lifelong work and studies to the general public, organises exhibitions, supports museums, and also endows three annual prizes for young scholars and artists, the Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prizethe Mahon Award, a drawing prize at The Royal Drawing School, and the Sir Denis Mahon Sculptural Project Grant in collaboration with City & Guilds of London Art School.



The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation was delighted that the the Pinacoteca Civica di Cento reopened on 25 November 2023, following its closure due to a devastating earthquake in 2012.


Studio Still Life

Oil on Canvas
58 x 78 cm

The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation is pleased to host Artists in Virtual Residence, presenting a selected single work of an artist every three months.

This month we are delighted to show  “Studio Still Life”, an artwork by the artist Alex Cree.


In the picture: a graphic composition by the artist Leonardo Passeri (born 1982) showing a detail of “Saint Roch giving Alms” by Annibale Carracci (1587-1595) in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, Germany.

Please consider making a one-off donation to The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation and its activities.

We are a registered charity and all donations, of whatever size, would directly support our educational and exhibition programmes.
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