The second part of the exhibition starts again with enthusiasm Points of view, a series of meetings with the public in which the works of the collection are presented through the words and the gaze of Prato artists. To open the second cycle, Saturday 12 January at 16.30, Sara Giovanni Nuti who chooses the Tabernacolo del Mercatale, a frescoed painting by Filippino Lippi at the end of the fifteenth century.
A work that has in itself a double history of art, beauty and passion. Made by Filippino in 1498 the work was celebrated over the centuries as one of the wonders of Prato, for the poignant sweetness of the faces and the extraordinary modulation of light. But besides the delicate and refined work of Filippino, the link with Prato is also suggestive for its exemplary recovery, which took place at the hands of the Prato restaurateur Leonetto Tintori that after the destructive bombing of the 1944 ran against time to return it to the city in its splendid entirety. A job that lasted over two years.
The format of the meetings, unchanged from the first part, sees the artists introduce the work of their choice, a journey through emotions, memories and suggestions, but also technical and critical eye.
The exhibition is curated by the conservator of Palazzo Pretorio Rita Iacopino, with the collaboration of Franco Bertini, Carlo Palli and Piergiorgio Fornello. All meetings are a free admission.
The billboard of Points of view continues Saturday 26 January, again at 16.30, with the artist Rudy Pulcinelli.