Giotto, Italy. From Assisi to Milano. The exhibit mounted at the Royal Palace aims to render honor to one of the biggest protagonists of the history of Italian art, he who – as Cennino Cennini recognized at the end of the fourteenth century – ‘transformed the art of painting from Greek into Latin, and made it modern.’
In fact, getting past the two-dimensionality and the hieratic nature of Byzantine art is owed to this Florentine painter thanks to his rendering of space and bodily mass, and the physiognomic characterizations of his figures – aspects, these, that prelude the pictorial solutions of the Renaissance.
The exhibit on Giotto in Milan analyzes the steps taken by this artist, who can, for all intents and purposes, be considered the father of modern painting. It follows the evolution of his pictorial language and his painting, which matured during his sojourns in Rome, Assisi, Bologna, Florence, Rimini, Padua and, lastly, in Milan.
Guided visit to the exhibit Giotto, l’Italia. Da Assisi a Milano (in Italian)
Guide: Alessandra Montalbetti
Meeting time and place: entrance of the Palazzo Reale at 2:45 P.M.
Fee: €22,00 for members in good standing of the Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum Association
Office, Friends of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
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