The exhibition curated by Maria Cristina Bandera, is based on studies by Roberto Longhi who became interested since the early years of training to Caravaggio and Piero della Francesca.
Hence this novel combination that focuses on the qualities of Longhi and his intuitions as a collector, bought it for his own collection The boy bitten by a lizard. The painting, dating from around 1595, is perhaps the most significant masterpiece of the early years of Caravaggio, like a photograph that shows the exact moment when the young man bitten by a lizard withdraws his hand.
Longhi wrote many essays and texts on Piero della Francesca fundamental for a more modern interpretation of the Biturgense painter. In Sansepolcro, venue of the exhibition, are located within the Civic Museum two of the most important works of Piero: the Polyptych of Misericordia and The Resurrection of Christ.
On display in addition to the works of two great artists they are also on display documents from the archives, the library and the photo archives of the Foundation of Art History Roberto Longhi Studies. The exhibition uses a catalog published by Marsilio and is enhanced by a new preparation in the Civic Museum, designed by Corrado Anselmi.
Sansepolcro exhibition Piero della Francesca and Caravaggio
February 12th – June 9th: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
June 10th – September 17th: from 10 am.. to 1.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
September 18th – November 5th: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Full € 10,00
Reduced € 8,50 for groups of at least 10 people, visitors from 19 to 25 years of age, visitors with special agreements
Extra reduced € 4,00 for visitors from 11 to 18 years of age
Free for children below 10 years of age, disabled visitors, credited journalists
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