Curated by: Andrea De Marchi, Matteo Mazzalupi
From 21 September 2019 to 6 January 2020, the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia hosts an unusual and precious exhibition that documents a cross-section of the figurative culture of Perugia, and beyond, of the fifteenth century.
The exhibition, entitled "The Autumn of the Middle Ages in Umbria. Bridal coffins in golden plaster and a forgotten Perugian workshop", curated by Andrea De Marchi and Matteo Mazzalupi, collects bins or wedding bonnets, refined furnishing elements used in Italian Renaissance dwellings, rare fragments of the private life of the rich families who commissioned them. Only a few specimens have come down to the present day: the divine exhibition, thus, an opportunity to gather and compare the pieces, making known an unprecedented, intensely profane aspect of domestic luxury furnishings in the middle of the fifteenth century.
In addition to wedding chests from the main Italian and European art collections such as the National Gallery of Marche, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, the Muzeum Narodowe in Warsaw and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, a group of paintings attributable to the same workshop, whose manager may perhaps be identified with the personality, little known today, of Giovanni di Tommasino Crivelli.