Bellezza Divina – Divine Beauty on at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

01 Vincent van Gogh, Pietà (after Delacroix), 1889, Vatican Museums

Vincent van Gogh, Pietà (after Delacroix), 1889, Vatican Museums

Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will be holding an extraordinary exhibition entitled Divina Bellezza tra Van Gogh, Chagall e Fontana, “Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana”, from 24th September 2015 to 24th January 2016. The show intends to explore the relationship between art and religion with over a hundred works by renowned Italian and international artists from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century.

02 Jean-François Millet, The Angelus, 1857–59, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Jean-François Millet, The Angelus, 1857–59, Musée d’Orsay, Paris

A century of modern religious art is thus analysed and set into context, highlighting the differences between Realism, Informal Art, Divisionism, Symbolism, Expressionism, Futurism and more, and emphasizing their various trends and even the clashes in the relationship between art and religious sentiment. The exhibition will be hosting works by major Italian artists such as Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Gino Severini, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana and Emilio Vedova, together with works by international masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Jean-François Millet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Stanley Spencer, Georges Rouault and Henri Matisse.

03 Marc Chagall, White Crucifixion, 1938, Art Institute of Chicago

Marc Chagall, White Crucifixion, 1938, Art Institute of Chicago

Amongst the many outstanding works on show, worth mentioning are Jean-François Millet’s Angelus, on exceptional loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, Vincent van Gogh’s Pietà from the Vatican Museums, Renato Guttuso’s Crucifixion from the collections of the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome and Marc Chagall’s White Crucifixion from the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition “Divine Beauty” will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to observe extremely famous works of art in a new and different light.

04 Renato Guttuso, Crucifixion, 1941, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome

Renato Guttuso, Crucifixion, 1941, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome

Open daily, including holidays, from 10 am to 8 pm, on Thursdays from 10 am to 11 pm. Full price ticket costs 10 Euros.

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