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Augusto Bastianini's self-portrait and the rediscovered paintings


Uffizi Diffusi lands in Val d'Elsa

As part of the Uffizi Diffusi project, a new exhibition in collaboration between the Uffizi Galleries and the Casole Museum and dedicated to Augusto Bastianini will be on view until November 1, 2023.

An exhibition itinerary featuring Augusto Bastianini with landscape, the so-called "impressions", at its center. The depiction of work in the Sienese fields and, later, in the sea of Versilia is one of Bastianini's artistic strands, along with portraiture. A genre, the latter, to which Bastianini devoted himself extensively.

An important artist's self-portrait is the protagonist of the Uffizi's first exhibition stage spread in Casole d'Elsa. Made in 1900 and donated to the Uffizi Gallery by the artist's widow in 1941, it will in fact be placed in dialogue with a group of other works by Bastianini himself and painters of his time, both owned by the civic museum and from other collections.

A section of the exhibition is devoted to three particularly significant works, tracked down in recent years among private collections and antiques market. These include, in particular, the painting Malinconia (Melancholy), purchased in 1913 by King Victor Emmanuel III and now owned by the Municipality of Casole d'Elsa.

Opening hours:
daily 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
closed on Wednesdays (when not a holiday)