Luca Signorelli, painter of light and poetry, returns to his hometown, seventy years after the last exhibition dedicated to him in the city.
From June 23, 2023 Cortona remembers Luca Signorelli, the fascinating Renaissance painter who was born in the Tuscan town in about 1450 and where he died in 1523.
A wide-ranging initiative entrusted to the care of Tom Henry, one of the most authoritative scholars of the artist, professor emeritus of the University of Kent, with the ambition of tying up the threads of the long existence and production of the Cortonese artist "de ingegno e spirito pelegrino", according to Giovanni Santi father of Raphael, who thus praises his ingenuity and the rarity of inventions in his Cronaca rimata (1492), written in honor of Federico da Montefeltro.
An exhibition set up in the spaces of the MAEC - Museo dell'ACCADEMIA ETRUSCA e della città di Cortona from June 23 to October 8, 2023. A selected corpus of works preserved in Italian and foreign collections, displayed chronologically, and the pictorial testimonies already present in Cortona and enhanced on site, to give an account of the evolution of his art, indirectly highlighting the significance and value of Signorelli's artistic path in the context of Central Italian Renaissance painting and in relation to his successors.
The exhibition and related itineraries will investigate Signorelli's ties to the city of Cortona, his export practice and lifelong journey through Italy, with a special focus on his altarpieces of which he was a great innovator.
MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e della città di Cortona, Piazza Luca Signorelli, Cortona, AR, Italia
From 23 June 2023 to 08 October 2023