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The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence


Sat 2 Sep 2017–Sun 21 Jan 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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From the private collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, comes this fascinating exhibition featuring Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio and Pontormo.

The exhibition provides a window on the family’s continuing passion for collecting art, their support of artists, and their ongoing loyalty to the city of Florence, which has prevailed through the devastation of WWll and the inescapable forces of nature during the flood in Florence in 1966.

Portraits, landscape, mythological and religious paintings, as well as sculpture, works on paper, furniture, costumes, embroidery, games, kitchen equipment and a lavish dining room set for six, will portray the life of this family at the Palazzo Corsini and their patronage of the arts.

It will be the first time this collection of artworks has toured outside Italy and the first time a Florentine private collection will be displayed in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Curated by Dr Ludovica Sebregondi with Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, The Corsini Collection is organised by the Galleria Corsini, Florence; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; and MondoMostre, Rome.

Exhibition partners:
- Galleria Corsini, Florence.
- MondoMostre, Rome.

Media partner:
- New Zealand Herald.

Image credit:
Sandro Botticelli (c1445–1510) and workshop 'Madonna and Child with six Angels' c1500 (detail)
Galleria Corsini, Florence.

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