Thursday, September 24, 2015

The divine beauty of modern religious art at Palazzo Strozzi

By Nicholas Forrest
Gustave Moreau (Paris 1826–98) Saint Sebastian 1870–5. Oil on canvas; 115 x 90 cm. Paris, Musée Gustave Moreau, inv. 214\
ITALY---“Divine Beauty: From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana” at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence from September 24, 2015 to January 24, 2016 explores the relationship between art and religion from the mid-19th to the mid-20th century through more than one hundred works by some of the best known Italian and international artists. The artists featured in the exhibition include renowned Italian artists such as Domenico Morelli, Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, and Emilio Vedova, as well as international masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Jean-François Millet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Rouault, and Henri Matisse. [link]

The Pietà (after Delacroix) by Vincent Van Gogh (Detail)