The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence
aucklandWed Sep 20th 2017 to Sun Jan 21st 2018 at 10:00 until 17:00
Auckland, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland, CBD https://www.myguideauckland.com/events/the-corsini-collection-a-window-on-renaissance-florence BOOK NOW
From the private collection of the eminent Corsini family in Florence, Italy, comes this fascinating exhibition featuring Renaissance and Baroque painting by artists such as Botticelli, Andrea del Sarto, Caravaggio and Pontormo.
The exhibition provides a window on the family’s continuing passion for collecting art, their support of artists, and their ongoing loyalty to the city of Florence, which has prevailed through the devastation of WWll and the inescapable forces of nature during the flood of Florence in 1966.
Portraits, landscape, mythological and religious paintings, as well as sculpture, works on paper, furniture, costumes, embroidery, games, kitchen equipment and a lavish dining room set for six, will portray the life of this family at the Palazzo Corsini and their patronage of the arts.
It will be the first time this collection of artworks has toured outside Italy.