.:. art / 19 Antonellos in 35
February 21 through June 2, 2019
9:30am-7:30pm, Thu and Sat till 10:30pm, Mon from 2:30pm (tickets sold till an hour before closing time)
Antonello da Messina (1430-1479) was one of the major 15th-century painters, and certainly the most outstanding from Sicily in his times. Particularly striking is the way in which light is reproduced in his works, and so are faces and smiles in his portraits - sometimes enigmatic and ironic, a bit like Mona Lisa.
.:. We know little of Antonello's life, and no more than thirty-five of his works have survived. What's exceptional in this exhibition, which has been produced by MondoMostre Skira, is that more than a half of them have been gathered to be exhibited together. They're on loan from Sicily of course - mainly from Palazzo Abatellis in Palermo - but also from London's National Gallery (the St. Jerome, above), Berlin, Florence, Pavia, Piacenza, Philadelphia, Sibiu, Turin, Venice and Washington.
.:. It's likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, after all.
Antonello da Messina
Euro 14 / Euro 12
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