Over fifty paintings, drawing and documents by Portelli, with at the centre his masterpiece: the Immaculate Conception. This monumental altarpiece was painted by the Florentine artist in 1566 and shocked the public with Eve’s nudity.
As can be observed in this and other works of art by Portelli, his paintings are often crowded with figures and reveal an untiring search for a refined elegance. Unfortunately his originality and modernity were not recognised neither during his lifetime nor afterwards and today this exhibition endeavours to redeem him.
The show is on until the 17th April 2016. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.15 am to 6.50 pm. Closed on December 25th and 1st January. Full ticket costs 16,50 Euros.