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'Charity and Beauty' in Milan with Florentine masterpieces

Botticelli, Fra' Angelico, Lippi in Palazzo Marino show

(ANSAmed) - ROME, 02 DIC - Milan and Florence have joined forces for art with four masterpieces of Florentine and Tuscan art, made between the 1300s and 1400s, the protagonists of the traditional Christmas exhibit at Palazzo Marino, Milan's city hall.
    The exhibition called 'La Carità e la Bellezza' (charity and beauty) will open on Friday and stay open through January 15, 2023.
    It will showcase the Madonna with Child by Sandro Botticelli, the Adoration of the Magi by Fra' Angelico, the Madonna with Child by Filippo Lippi and Charity, a sculpture by Siena's Tino di Camaino.
    The appointment with art, free for all citizens, includes this year all other eight municipalities where shows will be open as of December 13 in libraries of the area with masterworks from several institutions of the city, focusing on the theme of charity and beauty, including four paintings from the 1600s and four from the 1800s and 1900s.
    The culture councilor of the city of Milan, Tommaso Sacchi, hailed the "cultural federalism" between Milan and Florence "in the name of culture and art". He said the show "for the first time multiplies into four" exhibitions.
    The show in the Sala Alessi of Palazzo Marino, curated by Stefano Zuffi and Domenico Piraina, features a special set-up of lights and fabrics, totally sustainable and which can be recycled, recreating a contemporary version of a cathedral.
    The splendid sculpture Charity by Tino di Camaino greets the public. It remained for about two centuries at the entrance of the Baptistery of the Duomo in Florence, a symbolic monument of Florence, and was subsequently displayed by the Opera del Duomo Museum.
    At the center of the room, amid silk draping, is the Madonna with Child painted in 1500 by Sandro Botticelli, today on display at the Stibbert Museum.
    Also on show is Filippo Lippi's Madonna with Child from Palazzo Medici Riccardi, one of the last and most complete masterworks of the painter.
    The refined tabernacle frame by Fra' Angelico, now on loan, will arrive in Milan on December 20.
    The jewel of the Museum of San Marco in Florence dates back to approximately 1430.
    Charity and Beauty was organized also thanks to funding provided by Intesa Sanpaolo and the support of Rinascente. (ANSAmed).


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