RENAISSANCE IN FLORENCE - MASTERPIECES AND PROTAGONISTS
Location: Beijing, ChinaMain organizer(s): Ministero Italiano per I Beni e le Attività Culturali, Direzione Generale per la Valorizzazione (DGVAL)
Partners China: National Museum of China - NMC
The project presents for the first time in China a historical-cultural exhibition focused on the city of Florence and its genius loci. The exhibition intends to present a portrait of Florence through the city of art of the XV and XVI century and its importance as a cosmopolitan place, through a selection of valuable works - including top quality masterpieces - of Italian art (paintings, murals, sculptures, drawings and furnishing) contextualised in a technological and layout related display. From the novelties that major players in the early fifteenth century, such as Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Donatello, laid on the foundation of the new Italian and Florentine art, to the evolution, during the century of subjects, types and style, represented by sacred and profane paintings and sculptures by artists such as Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Castagno, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Luca and Andrea della Robbia, Andrea Verrocchio, Filippino Lippi, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Bernardo Rossellini, up to the masterpieces by Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael and Michelangelo, whose works form the core of the exhibition and will be in rotation (for three months each).