He risked dying at the Santa Maria Nuova hospital in Florence, but he made it and today he wants to go back to say thanks in his own way, in the language he knows best: art.
Angela Crucitti is a renowned and accredited painter who in 2017 was hospitalized urgently for intestinal ischemia. It seemed that there was nothing more for her to do, but it did not happen and she feels that her life has been restored to her thanks to the work of doctors and nurses. Today, after three years and an ongoing pandemic, the time has finally come to express his thanks: he donated three of his most significant works to the Santa Maria Nuova Onlus Foundation to enrich the museum path of the ancient hospital.
“It is an ex voto - says the artist - I have a life bond with the hospital and I am extremely pleased to know that whoever walks through its corridors can rejoice even for a moment seeing my paintings. It is for doctors, nurses, operators, but in particular for the sick and their loved ones who experience the suffering of the disease. I have to say thanks to everyone, mine is a beautiful story with a happy ending that must be shared especially now "
Calabrian by origin, he studied and still lives in Florence, but he has traveled a lot and his art is a contamination of genres and cultures that have both religious and civic spirituality and architecture as their theme. He has received several awards and his works have been exhibited all over the world and in many private collections.
The three paintings donated (Turreted City, Stained Glass Windows and Gothic Architecture, all oil on canvas) are a perfect synthesis. There is the evanescent abbey of San Galgano, which finds its windows shrouded in light and there are the towers of San Gimignano that stand out against the sky on a golden background as a challenge to the Divine.
"I chose to donate these three paintings of mine because they tell of an elevation of the spirit and Santa Maria Nuova seems to me the ideal place to exhibit them"
"The museum itinerary of the historic hospital is an added value in the care, because it transmits beauty and serenity - comments the president of the Santa Maria Nuova Onlus Foundation, Giancarlo Landini - We thank the artist for this gesture which is a recognition of the non-stop work of doctors and nurses, but above all a gift to our community. It is the sharing of a positive message that today takes on an even deeper meaning "
Angela Crucitti. Art historian, student of Lella Burzio. In a personal and modern language he reinterprets Byzantine and Gothic architecture, elevating it through spirituality and the dissolution of matter. The first exhibitions date back to the 90s and, since then, in the course of his artistic career, he has obtained various awards and prizes. His works are present in important public collections (Tuscany Region, Museum, Municipalities of Casole d'Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Chiusdino, Radda in Chianti, Bolzano) and in numerous private collections in Italy and abroad. It is present in various national catalogs including Acca, Mondadori, Arte Oggi and Catalog of Italian Modern Art. Numerous personal exhibitions (Siena, Grosseto, Rome, Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Florence, Ivrea) and group exhibitions in Italy (Turin, Sanremo, Venice, San Gimignano, Agrigento, Piacenza, Alessandria, Florence, Rome, Siena, Terni , Perugia, Savona) and abroad: Eppinghen (Germany), Reus and Barcelona (Spain), Croatia, USA, Belgium and in recent years Moscow and Dubai