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Ambrogio Lorenzetti on Display

Sarah Litchman

The Ambrogio Lorenzetti exhibition on showcase at Siena’s Duomo has been extended until April 8.

The exhibition marks the highest point of a project began in 2015 designed to improve the conservation of Lorenzetti’s work and acquaint the Italian and foreign public with his artistic output. Under the Inside Restoration project important works in need of inspection, conservation, and outright restoration were moved to Siena’s Duomo and placed in an “open” restoration laboratory where visitors could watch restorers at work.

Although considered one of Europe’s most important 14th century artists, Lorenzetti remains relatively unknown.

“Ambrogio Lorenzetti was one of the most talented painters of the 14th century, an extraordinary innovator in terms of the style and iconography of his day as well as an artist with lofty and sophisticated intellectual qualities. At a time when the rationale of huge blockbuster exhibitions is gradually, and thankfully, being abandoned in order to embrace the rediscovery of, and monographic reflection on, the great artists of the past, an exhibition devoted to Lorenzetti acquires a value that transcends the impact of the event itself,” said Santa Maria della Scala Director Daniele Pittèri.

“Ambrogio will be with us until the spring, for the Sienese who haven’t yet visited the show or who want to see it again, for art historians and critics, and for the many tourists who will have an additional reason for choosing Siena, to explore a crucial moment in medieval art worldwide.” said Mayor of Siena Bruno Valentini.

Over the past few months the exhibition has proved to be popular and has been seen by over 35,000 visitors and has been celebrated in the Italian and international press, and showcases paintings that were loaned from the Louvre, London’s National Gallery, and the Vatican Museum.

Ambrogio Lorenzetti Exhibition

Siena Duomo

Until April 8

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday:10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Full price: €9

Concessions: €7

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