«From Giotto to Morandi. Treasures of the Italian Bank Foundations for art», is the exhibition who opened with a press conference last Sunday, April 9th at 11:00 am in the Sala delle Colonne of Palazzo Graziani in Perugia, headquarters of the Art Foundation of Cariperugia.
The actual exhibition takes place at Palazzo Baldeschi always in Perugia and is supported by two foundations: Cassa di Risparmio of Perugia and CariPerugia Arte, the latter is led by Vittorio Sgarbi. «Let’s not call it exhibition, but rather a visit to a great National museum, just like visiting the Uffizi gallery in Florence or the Capodimonte Museum in Naples». These are the words that the curator deployed to shortly express the great importance of this wide collection of art works protected and promoted by these two organizations.
The show, with 90 works, proposes a journey along seven centuries of history of art. One can marvel at the evolution of art trends, both from a stylistic and thematic point of view.
The starting point is the immense personality of Giotto following with other relevant Italian artists. To name some: Pinturicchio, Luca Giordano, Corrado Giaquinto, Giovanni Fattori, Giuseppe De Nittis, Giuseppe Pelizza da Volpedo, Medardo Rosso, Carlo Carrè,Gerardo Dottori and last but not least Giorgio Morandi.
« This is a private heritage accessible to ordinary people to integrate the cultural actions that National public museums could not afford». These are the words by Vittorio Sgarbi.
Further information can be found at www.fondazionecariperugiaarte.it
Article by Serena Manna
English translation by Chiara Vilmercati