Van Gogh exhibition in Florence
Van Gogh exhibition in Florence Divine Beauty
Van Gogh exhibition in Florence at the Palazzo Strozzi from 24 September 2015 to 24 January 2016: Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana is an outstanding show dedicated to the reflection on the relationship between art and religion from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century through over one hundred works by well-known Italian and international artists Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Gino Severini, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana and Emilio Vedova, together with works by such international masters as Vincent van Gogh, Jean-François Millet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Stanley Spencer, Georges Rouault and Henri Matisse.The exhibition examines a century of modern religious art, emphasizing the different trends and sometimes conflicts in the relationship between art and religion from Morelli’s Realist painting to Vedova’s Informal Art and from Previati’s Divisionism to Redon’s Symbolism and Munch’s Expressionism, until the experimental approach proper to FuturismGreat protagonists of the Van Gogh exhibition Florence are famous works such as the Jean-François Millet’s Angelus, exceptional loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Vincent van Gogh’s Pietà from the Vatican Museums, the Renato Guttuso’s Crucifixion from the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the Marc Chagall’s White Crucifixion, coming from the Art Institute of Chicago.Through sections dedicated to the central themes of religious and art reflection, the exhibition 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 enrich the wide and complex panorama of modern art, not only sacred.The exhibition, which is the product of a joint venture between the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the former Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze, the Archdiocese of Florence and the Vatican Museums, is part of a programme of events devised to run concurrently with the Fifth National Bishops Conference. Pope Francis will also attend the conference, to be held in Florence from 9 to 13 November.Exhibition times including holidays 10:00 to 20:00
Friday: 10:00 to 23:00
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