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A precious little exhibition at Galleria dell’Accademia, with a touch of noir.

From today on, Galleria dell'Accademia’s collection grows with the acquisition of new pieces, donations, and transfers from the last three years. These bartolinimasterpieces will be part of a really special exhibit.

The Gallery, with its unique masterpieces, has a long history of artistic and historic conservation and now wants to also increase their own heritage: four fragments of an altarpiece have been purchased by the Gallery from the antiquarian market; a sculpture by Lorenzo Bartolini has been donated; two boards have been entrusted to the Gallery after police operation by Carabinieri and lastly, four boards that come from Certosa del Galluzzo.

Mariotto di Nardo’s altarpiece was broken into several pieces and Galleria dell’Academia has been able to put the masterpiece back together after purchasing two boards at the Biennale dell'Antiquariato and unexpectedly founding the other two missing parts at a Florentine antique dealer.

The Italian police recovered two boards from Niccolò di Pietro Gerini and Maestro della Cappella Bracciolini that were stolen back in 2006. Many years later, the Italian State has decided that the artworks belong to Galleria dell'Accademia di Firenze.

The panels coming from Certosa del Galluzo were entrusted to the museum in 2016:  Mariotto di Nardo, Lorenzo di Bicci, Maestro del 1416 and Maestro del 1419 are the artists behind these pieces. After the restoration, they have recovered the bright and luminous colors and are now ready to be displayed.

The exhibition concludes with Giovan Battista Niccolini's bust by Lorenzo Bartolini, a mysterious piece that was not in the artist’s studio during the inventory after his death but appeared years later in Florence.

Visitors will now be able to visit both the museum and the exhibition without paying any extra fee, according to the new regulation.

New acquisitions 2016/2018 from 22nd January to 5th May 2019 at Galleria dell'Accademia




Published: 23/1/2019

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