After a long restoration, the Giotto crucifix (the attribution to the great Italian artist is no longer disputed) will be officially unveiled at the Church of Ognissanti in Florence on November 6.
In the meanwhile, the famous cross will be on display at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure where the five year restoration took place. For further information call 055.2651339/340/347/348.
From April 11 to September 5 in Assisi will take place an important event called I colori di Giotto or Giotto ‘s colours; dedicated to Agnolo di Bondone and curated by Giuseppe Basile, the exhibition celebrates the approval of the Secular Franciscan order by the Church 800 years ago. The big news is that the amazing frescoes that Giotto painted for the Basilica of Assisi (San Nicola chapel) can now be enjoyed by the public thanks to a recently completed restoration. Visitors will also be able to climb to the top of the scaffold to get a better view! Bu the surprises do not end here; at the palazzo del Monte Frumentario people will be taken on a virtual journey into the Life of Saint Francis. A unique experience! Something you will never forget!
It’s the first great exhibition devoted to Beato Angelico: The Dawn of The Ranaissance since 1955 (two major exhibitions dedicated to this great Tuscan artist which took place in Florence and the Vatican in the 1950s). This time visitors will have the rare opportunity to get a closer look at works now beautifully restored and that are on display at the Capitoline Museums in Rome for the first time.
The exhibition aims to shed a stronger light on the different aspects of this extraordinary artist who was drawer, painter and miniaturist; this art show charts his career from the early years - with a hint of Gothic style - to the long period he lived in Rome when his works were far more monumental. Here a list of some of the works you will be able to see (the exhibition will run until 11 July): The Tebaid, Our Lady of The Cedars , the famous Cortona triptych, The Annunciation, Paradiso or Paradise and more.
And if you are an art buff, don’t miss out on two other important exhibitions; one dedicated to Giotto (Rome) and the other to Raffaello in Urbino, his hometown!
Source | Corriere.it
On the occasion of “Un anno ad arte” , A year in Art, Florence will host two very interesting art exhibitions; the first dedicated to Giotto, the second one to Giovanni da Milano. L’eredità di Giotto. Arte a Firenze 1340-1375 (Giotto’s Heredity. Art in Florence)will be on display at the Uffizi. It tells rather a fascinating story.
Through Giotto’s works we come to see the drama the city was then living; the economical crisis, the Black Death which was wiping out the population and the intestine wars between Guelphs and Ghibellines which were literally pulling Florence apart. Cristina Acidini, Superintendent of Antiquities, reminds us that those were very hard times indeed.
Thousands of people had died, dread and horror were hovering over the city like an immense black wing, but this, strangely enough, brought about a change, paving the way to Renaissance and the rebirth of a whole continent .