Pietro Aretino and art in the Renaissance

Italy, Florence – At the Uffizi, Aula Magliabechiana from 27 November 2019 to 1 March 2020 will be held the exhibition Pietro Aretino and art in the Renaissance

A hundred paintings, sculptures, objects of applied art, tapestries, miniatures and printed books reconstruct the world of a great intellectual of the sixteenth century, Pietro Aretino (1492-1556). His portrait at the Palatine Gallery is one of Titian’s masterpieces, known for the effigies of Popes and Emperors, no less. Pietro Aretino lived, and nourished with his writings, a fundamental moment for Italian history and art: the one that saw the affirmation of Michelangelo and Raphael in Rome and the spread throughout Europe of the culture matured in the first three decades of the sixteenth century in the splendor of the court of Julius II, Leo X and Clement VII. Aretino lived, in a word, in the middle of the “Modern Manner”, as defined by Giorgio Vasari in his Lives of Artists, published in 1550 and 1568. The exhibition is divided into five sections that illustrate the main moments of the story of Peter, and the succession of scenarios ranging from the beginnings between Arezzo and Perugia, the landing at the papal court in Rome, up to the transfer in northern Italy, Mantua first and finally in Venice.


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