Plenaristi's path in the Terni valley
From the end of the eighteenth century and up to almost the whole of the nineteenth century, many European artists visited the territory of the Nera valley and the surrounding places to admire its beauty.
Along the route they went through,they stopped to portray fascinating landscapes and views of great charm, choosing particular, "ideal" observation points.
The works created en plein air by these artists - called Plenarists – among whom the French painter Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot is the best known,are numerous and ofgreat artistic value.
Their artworks consis of drawings, watercolors and paintings, which are now exhibited in various museums around the world.
The experience of the Plenarians, can be rediscovered and relived through the “Museo Diffuso dei Plenaristi", which also allows to bring together,at least virtually, a part of this heritage. It is partly a route, divided into stages, which leads to the places where the painters made their works: the Marmore Falls, the village of Papigno and the wood around it,lake Piediluco,Narni and the bridge of Augustus. In some points of the route, are information totems together with reproductions of the paintings.
To this is added a multimedia part: at the infopoint ticket office of the Lower Belvedere of the Marmore Falls, two rooms equipped with large monitors have been scenically set up. You can see dedicated videos and the mapping of the museums of the world where the works of the Plenarians are kept. Moreover, thanks to a 6D cinema and modern digital technologies, the visitor can be involved in a real virtual journey, “flying over the landscapes and entering the artworks”.
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