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Come to Florence and enjoy the “DIVINE BEAUTY”.

Once again, thanks to Palazzo Strozzi, the cultural offerings of Florence and Tuscany have been enriched by something unmissable. This time it is the beautiful exhibition "Divine Beauty. From Van Gogh and Chagall to Fontana. ". divine beauty strozzi florence The exhibition aims to explore the relationship between art and the sacred from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, through the masterpieces of some of the most well-known artists. Indeed, it has been a great success so far, with the help of very prestigious names: Italians - Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Lorenzo Viani, Gino Severini, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Emilio Vedova – and international – Vincent van Gogh, Jean-Francois Millet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Rouault and Henri Matisse. divine beauty strozzi florence The true originality of this exhibition is the way in which it looks at religious art, presented here as a “genre” in its own right, as an art form. Visitors will be astonished by the opportunity to compare and contrast famous works of art alongside pieces by artists whose work is perhaps less known but who have nevertheless helped to enrich the panorama of modern art. A collection made possible also by the collaboration with the Archdiocese of Florence and the Vatican Museums. divine beauty strozzi florence Almost a century of modern religious art, a "chapter" of modern art which many of us didn’t even know existed, in a display which hosts some of the best examples, highlighting the dialogue, the ties, the clashes of the relationship between art and religious sentiment. The exhibition is divided into seven thematic sections: From Salon to Altar Rosa Mystica (dedicated to the theme of the Virgin) Life of Christ - The Annunciation to the Virgin Mary, Nativity and Childhood of Christ, Miracles and Parables, The Passion, Last Supper/Via Crucis, Crucifixion, Deposition and Resurrection Severini: Mural Decoration from Spirituality to Poetry Architecture (a video-installation illustrating the multiple solutions adopted between the 19th and 20th centuries in the construction and decoration of Catholic places of worship. The Church Prayer divine beauty strozzi florence The works are arranged in chronological order, comparing models of artistic expression often very different and distant one from the other. Key pieces include masterpieces such as: Jean-Francois Millet’s Angelus (Muséè d’Orsay, Paris), Vincent van Gogh’s Pietà (Vatican Museums), Renato Guttuso’s Crucifixion (Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome), Marc Chagall’s White Crucifixion (Art Institute Museum, Chicago). divine beauty strozzi florence As always, an exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi is more than just a display of (great) pieces. The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi’s mission is in fact “not just an exhibition”! Every event is always coupled with a rich programme of activities and events for families, children and adults: special guided tours, workshops, a family kit to visit the exhibition and play with, drawing kit and more. Finally, in the year of the re-opening of the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo and the arrival of Pope Francis in Florence, Palazzo Strozzi has joined forces and is offering a single ticket for both the exhibition “Divine Beauty” and the Grande Museo del Duomo, that includes the Museum, the Baptistery, the Crypt of Santa Reparata, the Dome, the Bell Tower and the Cathedral (more info here). divine beauty strozzi florence Information DIVINE BEAUTY. From Van Gogh and Chagall to Fontana. September 24, 2015 – January 24, 2016 Palazzo Strozzi, Florence www.palazzostrozzi.org Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am-8pm Thursdays, 10am-11pm Tickets: 10 €, reduced 8,50 € (under 26 and over 65 years of age), 4 € (7-18 years of age), free for children under 6. Special offers and family tickets are also available. [Photo Credits: Stefano Cannas - @stecis86 ]