Eight works on wood by Luca Pignatelli
09/28/2015 - 11/08/2015 Uffizi Gallery September 28, 2015 in the classroom of the former Church of St. Peter Scheraggio took place the ceremony of donation of the self to the Uffizi Gallery of Luca Pignatelli, entitled Mithridates, King of Pontus. On this occasion he was opened by the Director of the Uffizi Gallery Antonio Natali, the Fireplace Room adjacent to the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi, the exhibition entitled "Migrants", including the self-portrait and eight other works on wood (made mixed media on canvas by the artist from Milan). Accompanied by the exhibition catalog with texts by Natali and Carlo Arturo Quintavalle, the exhibition will continue until 8 November 2015 with admission included in the ticket price of the Uffizi Gallery. "The heads of ancient Pignatelli - Antonio Natali writes in the catalog - are woods that, for the randomness of grain left exposed or colorings remained imperfect or worn or out of order from falls, are offered as supports humble and resigned. Woods that sbreccature the edge and sometimes even fractures that will gape (trascorrendone whole surface), denouncing the same, earthly fragility of marble. The self-portrait of Pignatelli, that under a kind of Mithridates enters today in the collections of the Uffizi by virtue of a gift from the artist, becomes lyrical emblem, with its happy mingling of old and new, of one of the assumptions ideological underpinning to the dream that Francis I place manifested in the gallery and the museological choices of those who in time n'ha inherited care: the coexistence of seasons far apart. Ancient and modern coexist in the collections and, indeed, compete with each other. History knows diaphragms; and art is no exception".
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