PIERO AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE
PICTORIAL WORKS AND THE DE PROSPECTIVA PINGENDI
In the remarkable rooms of Palazzo Collacchioni there is a copy of the Hercules fresco by Piero della Francesca, painted in the first years of the twentieth century by Elia Volpi, born in Tiferno. The copy is placed exactly where the original was once found, before it found its way to Boston, where it is now held at the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum.
The opening to the public of Palazzo Collacchioni is the occasion for Aboca Museum's Study Centre to communicate and expose all the activities concerning Piero, studied in the last three years.
The exhibit is divided into three sections:
In the first section, the facsimile of the unpublished manuscript De prospectiva pingendi is displayed (the original of which is held at the Panizzi Library of Reggio Emilia), complemented by the reproduction of the most significant signed drawings by Piero.
The section is completed by the facsimile and some illustrations of the Riccardiano 106 codex, containing some works by Archimedes, which had been studied by Piero.
The second section presents an historical-critical reinterpretation of the painting by Piero della Francesca in the Upper Tiber Valley: the Resurrection, the Madonna of Parturition, the Baptism and many others. For some paintings, the modifications and alterations they went through over time will be highlighted. Furthermore, works of contemporary artists will also be on display, works in which the iconographic theme is relevant to Piero's own investigations: first and foremost the Crucifixion by Alberto Burri, a glimpse of the quintessential journey, symbolising the journey of the many works and writings by Piero, which brought the culture of this land around the world.
The third section will display the new and fascinating work by Sergio Bovenga.
A sphere that allows a new visual perception: the images placed inside it reflect on its internal surface so as to open new backdrops for perspective analysis.
From Friday 20 April it will be possible to gain access to the further learning section dedicated to the exhibition, starting from our homepage www.abocamuseum.it.
SATURDAY 21 APRIL 2007
Palazzo Collacchioni, Via Niccolò Aggiunti 79, Sansepolcro (Arezzo), PRESS CONFERENCE at 11:00 am, EXHIBITION OPENING CEREMONY at 06:00 pm
Exhibition by the Aboca Museum's Study Centre, Via Niccolò Aggiunti 75, 52037 Sansepolcro, Arezzo.
Exhibition opening times: every day from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 03:00 to 07:00 pm