Pintoricchio’s Child Jesus. Comparing two paintings
December 22, 2011
February 5, 2012
Modern Art (from the XV to the XIX century)
The mystery of the incarnation and birth of Christ is one of the most popular religious themes in art history, having inspired legions of artists from the Middle Ages to the present day.
The theme was also explored by Bernardino di Betto, called Pintoricchio, who along with Perugino and Raphael was one of the great masters of the Umbrian school of second half of the XV century. Roma Capitale and the cultural association Metamorfosi offer, during the Christmas period, the opportunity to see two masterpieces: a wood painting loaded with symbolic and doctrinal implications connected to the theme of Mary Stella Maris, and a fragment of a fresco from the Borgia apartments, mysteriously disappeared after the scandalous affair that saw the Renaissance Pope Alessandro Borgia and his mistress Giulia Farnese and now re-emerged after more than 500 years.
Tuesday-Sunday: 9.00 am - 8.00 pm; December 24 and 31: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm (last admission 1 hour before closing time)
CLOSED ON HOLIDAY
December 25, January 1, May 1
Full € 8,50
Concession € 6,50