Meet the Masters
From the rediscovering of the original provenance of an old master to creating a pattern in a fair, our research spans centuries, geographies and cultures, always looking for a connection from the past to the future.
The theme of the 10th edition of Flashback is HE.ART, a term that comes from the elaboration of heart and which already magically contains the word art within it. The heart is a muscular organ, which constitutes the motor center of the circulatory system, the driving force.
The two paintings by Cecco di Pietro were originally part of the polyptych of San Rainerius in the church of San Francesco in Pisa and were painted for the chapel under the patronage of the powerful Pisan family of bankers and merchants of the Sancasciani.
The first mention of the polyptych comes from a document preserved in the State Archives of Pisa which handed down to us the testamentary will of Raniero Sancasciani who in 1348 left four hundred Pisan lire for the construction of a "painted table" and the purchase of the related furnishings for an altar at the church of San Francesco in Pisa.
The Free Zone is a project aimed at the creation of critical sense; a heterogeneous system of information which is useful to provide elements on analysis and knowledge for the creation of collectors, critics, historian and curators and more generally individuals that can interpret their own contemporaneity. In this sense, Flashback represents the opportunity of utilizing the existing for one’s own present because knowledge is what allow us to choose.