DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF PAINTING IN THE TERNI VALLEY
The online database www.plenaristi.beniculturali.it collects paintings and graphic works, conceived between the 18th and 19th centuries in the valley of Terni. The works depict the most famous sites of this area such as the Marmore Waterfalls, Narni and the Augustus Bridge, Piediluco and Papigno.
The archive of works of art created in the Terni valley between the 18th and 19th centuries is at the basis of the project The Rediscovered Places of an ‘Enchanted Valley’
It is conceived as a virtual museum in order to census, present and make accessible, as part of an organic and correlated whole, works disseminated among museums, private collections and the antique market.
it currently contains 224 works by 54 artists. These include paintings, watercolours and drawings that portray the most famous places of the Terni valley: Terni and the Marmore Waterfalls, Narni and the Augustus Bridge, Piediluco lake, Papigno and its woods.
The artists are those of the Journey to Italy. They come from France, Germany and The Flanders, very few are Italian. The list of names feature those of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, with 7 drawings and 11 paintings including the memorable views of the Waterfall and the Augustus Bridge, François-Marius Granet, Louis Ducros, Pierre-Athanase Chauvin, André Giroux, Jean-Joseph-Xavier Bidauld, Martin Verstappen, Karl Blechen, Gustav Palm and many others.
The digital archive is continuously growing and the catalogued works are periodically updated and integrated. Each work is accompanied by a summary comprising technical data, critical historical notes, essential bibliography and digital image. Speedy and accurate searches can be carried out by selecting the author, title, subject, technique, date and location. The works can be immediately visualized through a gallery of miniatures that facilitates recognition and comparison.
This important digital archive is accessible free of charge from the site of the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Umbria. www.plenaristi.beniculturali.it.
Scientific research and data compiling is curated by Marcella Culatti (University of Bologna).
The Database Content Management System has been made available by the Technical Observatory for Cultural Assets and Activities.
The Digital Archive is funded by the CARIT Foundation of Terni and Narni, in collaboration with the Superintendence of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Umbria.