23 Nov, 2018 - 13 Jan, 2019TIME
9:30am - 8:00pmLOCATION
Milan, City Centre, North of ItalyCATEGORIES
Christmas 2018: Perugino’s Adoration of the Three Wise Men at Palazzo Marino
One of the most eagerly awaited Christmas traditions in Milan, the display of an important masterpiece of loan from national and international museums in the spaces of Sala Alessi, within Palazzo Marino is back in Milan. The protagonist of this year’s exhibit is The Adoration of the Three Wise Men, a pictural masterpiece by Italian artist from the region of Umbria, Piero Vannucci, mostly known as Perugino.
Besides being one of the most important representatives of the art of Umbria in the 15th century an the protagonist of a deep renovation work of the art in the Renaissance, Perugino was also one of the teachers of the young Raffaello. The altarpiece The Adoration of the Three Wise Men, formerly hosted in the Church of Santa Maria dei Servi in Perugia highlights a stylistic compromise between old and new art, suspended between the late-Gothic style and the art of the early 16th century, deeply influenced by artists like Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci and Pollaiolo.
Getting into the festive season
This altarpiece fully reflects the spirit and the themes of the festive season and also created an ideal link between Milan and its surroundings with the region of Umbria, rich in art, history and traditions.
Moreover, the courtyard of Palazzo Marino serves as the background to traditional nativity scenes born from the collaboration between the region of Umbria and Milan’s Municipality.