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Taddeo di Bartolo
Taddeo di Bartolo
Taddeo di Bartolo
Taddeo di Bartolo
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Taddeo di Bartolo

From 7 March to 30 August 2020

GNU - National Gallery of Umbria

GNU - National Gallery of Umbria

Corso Vannucci, 19, Perugia

Closed today: open tomorrow at 08:30

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For the first time there will be an extensive monographic dedicated to Taddeo di Bartolo (c. 1362 - 1422), one of the most significant artistic presences of the time, in his homeland and beyond. As a true traveling master, in fact, he spent a good part of his career moving between Tuscany, Liguria, Umbria, and Lazio at the service of politically and economically powerful families, public authorities, large religious orders and brotherhoods.

The exhibition, curated by Gail E. Solberg, the painter's most accredited scholar, will present 100 tables by the Sienese painter, capable of reconstructing his entire artistic parable, from the late eighties of the fourteenth century up to 1420-22, with loans from prestigious international museums, such as the Louvre in Paris and the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest, and with the decisive collaboration of Italian institutions and institutes.

Taddeo di Bartolo was the greatest polyptych master of his time. The exhibition will therefore give particular emphasis to this form of sacred art, thanks to the presence of complete blades and disassembled tables which, when placed side by side, will allow the complexes to be recomposed for the first time.


For the occasion, in an environment that will recreate the interior of a Franciscan church with a hall, the imposing figurative apparatus of the now dismembered altarpiece of San Francesco al Prato in Perugia will be reconstructed, of which the National Gallery of Umbria preserves 13 elements. To these will be added the missing parts, so far identified, such as the seven panels of the predella depicting Stories of St. Francis, preserved between the Landesmuseum in Hanover (Germany) and the Kasteel Huis Berg in s'-Heerenberg (Netherlands), and the small San Sebastiano from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, which probably decorated one of the piers of the carpentry.

The eight tablets, painted in tempera on a gold background with figures of saints, originally belonged to the polyptych of the eugubine church of San Domenico, will come from the Palazzo Ducale in Gubbio. These works by Taddeo di Bartolo were recently acquired by MiBACT, which exercised the right of pre-emption recognizing in them an exceptional historical-artistic interest, thus returning them to the cultural heritage of the city.

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Corso Vannucci, 19, Perugia, Italy

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monday 12:00 - 19:30
tuesday 08:30 - 19:30
wednesday 08:30 - 19:30
thursday 08:30 - 19:30
friday 08:30 - 19:30
saturday 08:30 - 19:30
sunday 08:30 - 19:30


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