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Meeting masterpieces

From 5 October 2014 to 6 January 2015

Meeting masterpieces. Bellini, Caravaggio, Tiepolo and the Tuscan and Venetian Masters from the Banca Popolare di Vicenza Collection.

A great exhibition that brings together the most important artworks from the collection of the Banca Popolare di Vicenza, many of which were preserved in the bank headquarter, in Prato. The exhibit will offer a wide overview on the sacred and profane themes of Tuscan and Venetian art between the fifteenth and the eighteenth century.

The exhibition, featuring 86 panels and canvas, is a journey towards the image. It is divided into four sections, « Imago Magistra », « The Ideal Image », « The face of the idea: the portrait » and « The ‘beautiful’ Nature”.

Each work of art depicts a story, which is narrated through a network of comparisons: from the representation of the Madonna and Child, to the one of evangelical texts,  from the mythological depiction of personalities of the past to the scenes of Dionysian bacchanalia.

Thanks to its iconographic perspective, the exhibition is able to stress the subjects of the works, overcoming the differences of styles and ages, with the aim of fostering a reflection on the constant features of art history, where masterpieces by Bellini, Filippo Lippi, Tiepolo, and Caravaggio communicate new and original content.

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Donatello, Lippi and religious masterpieces is the title of the exhibition which opens in the spaces of Museo dell’Opera of the Duomo and the Museo di Pittura Murale, April 14th at 5 p.m. in the thirteenth week of culture. Promoted jointly by the Diocesi of Prato, Prato Municipality and Cassa di Risparmio of Prato, with the contribution of Superintendent of Florence, Pistoia and Prato, the exhibition presents works of remarkable quality, recently renovated, some of them belong to cultural heritage of Prato, others of civic institutions.

In the Museo dell’Opera of the Duomo will be exposed, after a careful restoration carried out by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, bronze capitello, designed by Donatello and Michelozzo, fused in 1433 by Maso di Bartolomeo and Michelozzo and positioned on the original pulpit of the Cathedral, described by Cristina Acidini « the most beautiful capitello of the world » …

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