Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A renovated museum in Italy where the religious meaning of the art re-emerges

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
By Cammie Brothers
Donatello’s ‘Penitent Magdalene’ (mid-15th century), surrounded by other works at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. PHOTO: ANTONIO QUATTRONE
ITALY---Some of the best sculptures in the European tradition were produced not for palaces or gardens but cathedral façades. Among the most important repositories is the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo—literally, the “Museum of the Office of Works of the Cathedral”—founded in Florence in 1891. Msgr. Verdon has... created an environment in which, in his own words, “the original religious meaning of the works of art can emerge.” [link]