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Divine beauty in Palazzo Strozzi

Poggio Pratelli

Since September 24, 2015 al January 24, 2016 Palazzo Strozzi in Florence hosts Divine beauty of Van Gogh, Chagall and Fontana, an exceptional exhibition dedicated to reflection on the relationship between art and sacred between mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth century through more than a hundred works by famous Italian artists including Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Gino Severini, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Emilio Vedova, and international as Vincent van Gogh, Jean-François Millet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Stanley Spencer, Georges Rouault , Henri Matisse.

The realist painting of Morelli informal Vedova, from Pointillism Previati Symbolism Redon, Munch Expressionism up or trials of Futurism, the exhibition analyzes and contextualizes a century of modern religious art, emphasizing discounting, different trends and sometimes conflicts in the relationship between art and the sacred feeling.

Big stars of the show are famous works such as the Angelus by Jean-François Millet, exceptional loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Pietà by Vincent van Gogh of the Vatican Museums, the Crucifixion of Renato Guttuso of the collections of the National Gallery of Art Modern Rome, the White Crucifixion of Marc Chagall, coming from the Art Institute of Chicago. Through sections dedicated to the central themes of religious reflection and artistic Divine beauty it is an extraordinary opportunity to compare famous works studied by a new point of view, presented next to other artists of today less known but whose work has contributed to the rich and complex panorama of modern art, not only sacred.

The exhibition is a collaboration of the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, the former Superintendence for the Historic, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological and the State Museums of Florence and the Vatican Museums and is part of the events organized on the occasion of the V National Congress, to be held in Florence between 9 and 13 November 2015 and which he will also speak Pope Francis.

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