The new Lorenzetti art exhibition will take place in Siena from October 22nd 2017 to April 8th 2018.
The visits to the restoration yards, called “Inside the Restore” and focused on Lorenzetti’s frescos in Siena, ended last March. Now Siena is looking forward to a new exhibition to celebrate the works of one of the major artist of XIV c. : AMBROGIO LORENZETTI.
More than a location will be involved in the exhibition: Santa Maria della Scala, Palazzo Pubblico, San Agostino Church and San Francesco Church. An artistic and cultural itinerary to celebrate the most beautiful and famous works of art of the artist.
It is defintively an important event for Siena as the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella will attend the grand opening of the exhibition on October 22nd.
WHO WAS AMBROGIO LORENZETTI?
Tuscan painter who was born in Siena around 1285. His first works are influenced by the art of Giotto, Duccio di Buoninsegna, and his brother Pietro *. Below are some of the most famous works that can be admired in Siena:
- Annunciazione, 1334, today is located at Pinacoteca Nazionale of Siena
- Cappella di San Galgano at Montesiepi, painted from Lorenzetti between 1334 and 1336 (Now these frescos are in Siena for restoration)
- Maestà of the Cappella Piccolomini of the Sant’Agostino’s Church in Siena, 1337
- Madonna col Bambino, 1340, today is located at Palazzo Pubblico in Siena
- Madonna del Latte, today is located at Diocesan museum in Siena
He painted another Madonna col Bambino in 1319, today is located at the San Casciano museum, which is totally different from Maestà or Madonna col Bambino of Duccio di Buoninsegna.
Don’t worry!! We did not forget the most important work: The Allegory and Effects of Good and Bad Government.
This fresco is located in the Sala dei Nove inside the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena. It is the most important work of XIV c. that represent the life in Siena in middle age.
Adult: € 9.00 – free for children under 12, journalists, and guides
Special ticket: € 7.00 – teens from 12 to 18- over 65 – students – soldiers
Groups (min. 15 people): € 5.00
Should you wish to see other museums you can combine The Duomo, the Museo Civico with the Lorenzetti Exhibition. Prices are available on this website
Do not miss the opportunity to come and enjoy the masterpieces of this artist and the beauties of our city. We highly recommend you to take a guided tour to the exhibition. See the Guide Siena website here
Kids are free of charge and they organise special days and tours for them
Hotel Borgo Grondaie, 2 km far from city center, is the perfect location for art lovers and not!!
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