28 November 2022

A winter on exhibition

Trieste’s winter will be enlivened by two very different exhibitions within walking distance of each other. At the Salone degli Incanti the controversial exhibition of works attributed to BANSKY will run until April. On the other side of the square, at the Revoltella Museum we take a step back into the 19th century with the exhibition dedicated to the MACCHIAIOLI, also open until April.


An Unauthorised exhibition for the Great Communicator. Indeed, through his works Banksy launches messages in their purest form, creating an instantly recognisable and multicultural personal language and using the communication channels of our time to convey his art.

His messages of protest are metaphors about the world and society in which we live, simple and essential, which reach out directly and strike at the heart and mind, especially of the younger generation.

About sixty works from Italian and international collections (including some extraordinary large paintings) will be on display in the exhibition. They will be divided into genres and themes, providing visitors with the keys to understanding Banksy’s work through accurate didactic apparatuses on the general themes of the sections and on the individual works.

The exhibition will be complemented by hundreds of Banksy’s objects, photographs, memorabilia and video works will be introduced by an account of his roots and inspirations, i.e. those “movements that have used a form of visual protest through the fusion of words and images and with an attitude towards action, to which Banksy explicitly refers by way of modes of expression or elective affinities”.

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday and public holidays 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Special openings:
Thursday 8 December: 9am to 9pm
Sunday 25 December: 14:00 to 21:00
Monday 26 December: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, 31 December: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 1 January: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday 10 April: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

TICKET COST: Full € 14; Reduced € 11; Minors (6-17 years): € 7.00



The Macchiaioli are those Italian artists who in the 19th century decided to abandon the historical and mythological scenes of Neoclassicism and Romanticism to open up to a realistic and immediate painting style, without preparatory drawings, painting everyday life in dense and colourful ‘spots’, with short brush strokes that make the subjects much more truthful.

The contours in their paintings are blurred in an attempt to reproduce reality as it appears at a glance.
Active in the 1850s and 1860s, the Macchiaioli – whose main exponents were Telemaco Signorini, Giovanni Fattori and Silvestro Lega – met at the Caffè Michelangelo in Florence to discuss and debate ‘modern’ painting, and showed their works in public for the first time at the 1861 National Exhibition, receiving scornful criticism (‘Macchiaioli’ was actually the derogatory term they were called in 1862 by the conservative and Catholic newspaper ‘Nuova Europa’).

OPENING HOURS: Monday to Sunday and public holidays 9 am – 7 pm. Tuesday closed.

Special openings: Thursday 8 December 9am-7pm – Saturday 24 December 9am-2pm – Sunday 25 December CLOSED – Monday 26 December 9am-7pm – Saturday 31 December 9am-2pm – Sunday 1 January CLOSED – Friday 6 January 9am-7pm – Sunday 9 April 9am-7pm – Monday 10 April 9am-7pm

TICKET COST: Full € 16, Reduced € 14


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