Mostre, Londra: Renaissance Siena: Art for a City, National Gallery

Francesco di Giorgio, 'Saint Dorothy and the Infant Christ', probably 1460s.

Francesco di Giorgio, 'Saint Dorothy and the Infant Christ', probably 1460s.
London, The National Gallery.

Visiting Information

Opening times:
24 October 2007 - 13 January 2008

10am - 6pm daily
(last admissions 5.15pm)
10am - 9pm Wednesdays
(last admissions 8.15pm)

Sainsbury Wing

A timed entry system will be in operation.
Advance booking is highly recommended

24 October 2007 - 13 January 2008
Sainsbury Wing Admission charge

Sponsored byMonte dei Paschi di Siena. MPS Banking Group.

This exhibition offers the first opportunity in the UK to see Sienese Renaissance works of art in the artistic, cultural and political context of the volatile last century of the Sienese Republic.

While the painting of Trecento Siena is universally admired, the art produced during the later 15th and early 16th centuries is much less well known, especially outside Italy.

'Renaissance Siena: Art for a City' will showcase the bravura techniques and virtuoso inventiveness of two of the greatest Sienese artists of this period, Francesco di Giorgio and Domenico Beccafumi, alongside many of their contemporaries.

Around one hundred beautiful paintings, sculptures, drawings, manuscripts and ceramics will be included in the exhibition.

Major loans from private and public collections across Europe and America will be displayed alongside the exceptional Sienese paintings in the National Gallery's own collection - works by Matteo di Giovanni, Francesco di Giorgio, Benvenuto di Giovanni, the Master of the Legend of Griselda, Signorelli, Pintoricchio and Beccafumi - many of which will be specially cleaned and restored for this show.

Pubblicato il 2/10/2007 alle 9.39 nella rubrica Segnalazioni.

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