TURIN, 3-7 NOVEMBER 2021
Two important paintings by the Pisan painter Cecco di Pietro (Pisa, 1330 - 1402) return to Italy after more than two centuries. Depicting Saint Rainerius and Saint Ambroise they come from the Church of San Francesco in Pisa, of which San Ranieri is the patron saint. Together with two other saints, Simon and Peter, and the Madonna and Child preserved at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, they were part of the grandiose altarpiece created by the Pisan artist in 1378 which was commissioned by the Sancasciani family of bankers and merchants.
A very rare bust of Dionysus by Bartolomeo Cavaceppi will be at the center of the exhibition. Carved on the ways of the Roman bust of the Dionysus made during the late Hadrian period, and now at the Capitoline Museums in Rome, the bust, in white marble, is one of the very few works signed by the artist, known to the public especially for his bust of Emperor Caracalla, which is kept at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
The Florentine Cinquecento is represented by a magnificent panel by Pier Francesco di Jacopo Foschi together with a portrait of a Young Man by Santi di Tito.
A typical example of modern research into the Renaissance principles of harmony, order and geometry integrated into a highly personal environment is the selection dedicated to the ceramics of the 1950s by Fausto Melotti, among which a Luna Vase stands out. Together are presented two glazed terracotta baskets with flowers and fruits by the workshop of Giovanni della Robbia.
Finally, we have a tribute to Turin with Paolo Icaro's conceptual work, Percorsi corporali, 1974, where the Turin artist conceives the space around him, the "place", as a mental dimension and as the atmospheric availability of his presence.
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