Easter of Art: five Uffizi masterpieces explained on video
“We want to spread, through the art and beauty of our collections, the deeper meaning of Easter.” He says it Eike Schmidt, the director of the Uffizi Galleries. Rubens, Fra Bartolomeo, Pontormo and other masters: five museum masterpieces chosen according to the liturgical moment will be commented by 5 art experts starting from Thursday 9 April until Easter Monday with a video that the Uffizi Galleries will publish on the Facebook page (uffizigalleries).
Let’s go With the’Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri (at Palazzo Pitti), explained by Cristian Spadoni. The next day the virtual tour moves to the Uffizi, where Paola Burberi will talk about Shaped cross with scenes from the Passion of Christ, by a thirteenth-century artist known as “Maestro della Croce 432”, exhibited in the first room of the Gallery of Statues and Paintings.
Saturday again Palazzo Pitti, this time at the Palatine Gallery, together with Maria Spanò, which will illustrate the Lamentation over the dead Christ by Fra Bartolomeo; it will be instead Monica Alderotti, on Easter Sunday, to talk about the famous Risen Christ by Rubens always kept in the Imperial and Royal Palace of Pitti.
The journey into the Easter of art of the Galleries will finally end on Easter Monday with the Dinner in Emmaus of Pontormo, explained by Alberica Barbolani from Montauto. On the museum website (www.uffizi.it) it is also possible to visit the virtual exhibition specifically dedicated to the anniversary and titled The story of Easter, with a collection of 42 high definition images of works on the subject kept in the Galleries, which include, among others, paintings by Titian, Perugino, Giottino and the same Rubens.