In Arezzo, the life and work of Giorgio Vasari is being revisited from September 3rd to December 11th 2011. Vasari was born in Arezzo, 500 years ago and was always very connected to his city. This exhibition presents Vasari as an artist and a coach and an historian. It is being held at the Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea in Arezzo. A man of culture and was praised throughout Italy as an artist, writer and a friend to many of the intellectuals of his time. He was an architect and painter at the court of Cosimo I de 'Medici. He won a key role in the Renaissance culture.
The exhibit follows the artist evolution of Vasari brilliance. Starting in Arezzo, with his early works such as the Deposizione nel Sepolcro, 1532 or the beautiful portrait of Duke Alessandro d 'Medici in the Uffizi Gallery. These pieces reinforced his ability to achieve a height of excellence. From the Louvre to his studies of the frescoes of the Duomo in Florence.
There are some surprises from a private collection, one of which was long lost and this is the way to see it for the first time with Fucina di Vulcano (Forge of Vulcan). From the Uffizi Gallery Studio Preparatorio per la Caccia d’Amore (Preparatory study for Hunting Love) and the original letter written by Michelangelo to Cosimo I and a piece never displayed in Italy- an “Annunciation” (Annunciazione) by Vasari which is from the Ferenc Mora Museum, Szeged, Hungary.
The restoration carried out really made this event shine. The important painting from the Gallerina Palatina in Palazzo Pitti in Florence is on display as well, Le Tentazioni di San Girolamo (The Temptation of St. Jerome).
Be sure not to miss this event. There is still time left to head to Arezzo, where Vasari is still praised as a great painter and designer.
For more information:
Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Arezzo
Arezzo, Piazza San Francesco, 4
Tel: 0575 401945
Open every day from 10am to 6pm.
With the ticket of the exhibition you have free admission to the Museum of the Casa Vasari and reduced tickets for the Bacci Chapel with the frescoes of Piero della Francesca
Full price: € 6.00
Reduced: € 4.00
Visitors over 65 years
Visitors under 18 years
groups between 15 and 30 people
The tickets are free for children younger than 6 years and caretakers of the disabled.
A combined ticket of € 10.00 which includes: Exhibition "Giorgio Vasari. Disegnatore e Pittore”+ Exhibit “Svegliando l’animo di molti a belle imprese”