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1700s

Settecento

The golden age of Piedmontese art began with Filippo Juvarra’s move from Rome to Turin.
Superga and the Carmine church in Turin were novelties that shook provincial Piedmont, accustomed to using skilled but traditionalist Lugano artisans. Now everything was drafted and on a grand scale, even for smaller works like the “Pensieri”, drawings by the “great Juvarra” (Piranesi). A school was born.
Benedetto Alfieri continued the classical trends of the Sicilian architect’s work and Bernardo Antonio Vittone founded the Guarini trend, both of which were a huge success in central Europe.
In the province of Cuneo, the solid Francesco Gallo designed many buildings, trying to combine the best aspects of this memorable period, in a new, larger state whose boundaries were finally secure.

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