In Siena, at Santa Maria della Scala, from October 22, 2017 to January 21, 2018, the exhibition titled “Ambrogio Lorenzetti” will take place. Lorenzetti, despite being considered one of the most important artists in 14th century Europe, is still not very well known for his impressive artistic output. The exhibition at Santa Maria della Scala is the culmination of a stage-by-stage project that began in 2015 and aimed to deepen knowledge of the artist’s prolific career, to improve conservation of his works and to bring said works closer to the public.
The exhibition highlights frescoes detached from the chapel of San Galgano in Montesiepi and the polyptych of the church of San Pietro in Castelvecchio in Siena (for the occasion, they have been put back together more correctly and reunited with the original cymatium depicting the Redeemer), as well as the fresco cycle from the church of San Francesco and that of the church of Sant’Agostino. In the latter church’s chapter room, Ambrogio Lorenzetti painted a cycle ofstories on Saint Catherine and the articles of the Apostle’s Creed. Additional works will be on loan from the Uffizi, the Vatican Museums, the Städel Museum of Frankfurt, and the Yale University Art Gallery. The exhibition route will also offer an audioguide in numerous languages and some video elements, of both the informative and narrative/ambience-enhancing variety.