The National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Arezzo presents from May 25 to July 29, 2023 a small but significant exhibition dedicated to Margarito d’Arezzo, one of the greatest exponents of 13th century painting.
From May 25 to July 29, 2023 the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Arezzo presents the small but significant exhibition The medieval mastery of Margarito d’Arezzo – The ‘Madonna delle Vertighe’ and the works of the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Arezzoedited by Luisa Berretti and Rossella Cavigli.
A journey to discover the 13th century paintingthrough the work of arezzo master: will actually be exposed part of the corpus of the works of Margarito. Due to the structural works currently underway in Sanctuary of Vertighewhich involved the safekeeping of the works exhibited in the church in the storage room of the adjoining convent, represents a unique opportunity to directly compare the Dossal with the enthroned Madonna and Child and stories of the Madonna with saintsmasterpiece on gold background Daisy of Arezzo (c. 1240 – 1290) e Arezzo restaurant (before 1239 – after 1282), with works by Margarito exhibited at the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art in Arezzo, such as the virgin and child enthroned of Montelungo and the two San Franciscoone executed together with a collaborator and coming from the Church of the Convent of Sargiano, the other work from the artist’s workshop, coming from the Church of the Convent of Ganghereto in Terranuova Bracciolini.
He dossalt of Vertighelate work by Margarito d’Arezzo carried out in collaboration with the monk Restoro d’Arezzo, author of the astronomical work entitled The composition of the world. (1282), constitutes one of pillars of 13th century Italian painting. The painting, created between 1280 and 1285, was partially exhibited in Arezzo (only the central table without the two side panels) in 2011, on the occasion of the exhibition The primacy of the Tuscans in the life of Vasari, curated by Paola Refice. The difficulty of obtaining the loan of the work, since it is exposed to the public in the church of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Vertighe, and object of veneration by the faithful, is obvious from the fact that in this period it was kept in storage and therefore no longer accessible to the community. Therefore, the initiative offers the public and scholars the opportunity to admire the altarpiece of a most favorable and closest position and, at the same time, compare it with the other paintings by the artist exhibited in the museum.
The exhibition was born within the project MUAR – Museums of Arezzothanks to the agreement signed between the Regional Directorate of Museums of Tuscany of the Ministry of Culture and the Arezzo Intour Foundation, public-private DMO born in 2018 to promote the tourist destination. On the occasion of the event that marks an important stage in the relaunch of the activities of the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art of Arezzo, the Regional Directorate of Museums in Tuscany has established a Entrance ticket, equal to 6 euros for the full rate and 2 euros for the reduced rate. All concessions and free tickets provided for access to national museums remain valid.
The exhibition celebrating Margarito d’Arezzo is flanked scientific and educational initiativesincluding a series of conferences (all from 4:00 p.m. and with free admission) that will start on Tuesday, June 13 with the intervention of Fulvio Cervini (University of Florence) the Versatile and anachronistic Middle Ages. Daisy according to Vasari. Then it will continue on Wednesday June 28 with sonia nail (University of Florence) with a focus on Margarito d’Arezzo: fame, misunderstandings, rediscovery; wednesday july 12 Pierluigi Licciardello (Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna) will deal with the topic Religious life and cult of the saints in Arezzo in the 13th century.
During the exhibition period there will also be organized guided tours of Margarito’s places in Arezzo which will be led by tour guides from the city. The guided tours will begin on Friday, May 26 and will take place every Friday at 10 a.m. and every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Each visit will last approximately two hours and will include a visit to the works of Margarito that are part of the exhibition and those that are kept in the Pieve di Santa Maria and in the Diocesan Museum. The meeting place with the guide is Piazza Duomo. Reservations can be made exclusively on the website www.discoverarezzo.com
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Image: Margarito d’Arezzo and Restoro d’Arezzo, Altarpiece of the enthroned Virgin and Child and Stories of the Virgin (1280-1285; tempera and gold on wood; Monte San Savino, Church of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Vertighe)
Information about the exhibition
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