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Sansevero stables

Atelier and laboratory of the master Lello Esposito
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Sansevero stables, atelier of Maestro Lello Esposito

The Sansevero Stables, seat of the atelier and laboratory of Maestro Lello Esposito, are located inside Palazzo Sansevero, in the premises used, since the XNUMXth century, for the shelter and care of horses.

In the rooms of the atelier, the rings to which the horses were tied are still visible along the walls, as well as the original piperno mangers, a lava stone of Phlegraean origin extracted and used in city construction until the seventeenth century. In these rooms, as in the adjacent ones, the works of the artist's private collection are exhibited, who for over thirty years has placed the relationship between contemporary art and tradition at the center of his research through reflection and artistic reworking of the symbols of culture Neapolitan: Pulcinella, the mask, the egg, the skull, the volcano, San Gennaro and the horn, in their various and possible declinations and metamorphoses.

In the hallway of the building, mirroring those of the atelier, there are instead the other original rooms of the Stables, today hosting the artistic laboratory of M ° Esposito, as well as yesterday the scientific and alchemical one of Raimondo di Sangro. In these rooms there is space for materials, tools and supports for the artistic work of the Master, who, in continuity with the work of Raimondo di Sangro, donates and shares his creations with the city, which over time have become representative artistic elements of the Neapolitan culture itself. This is where the ex-novo realization of the missing mangers in the laboratory premises is inserted, metaphorically understood by Esposito as possible containers of artistic nourishment offered to Naples a