From 30 September, the Museo Novecento and the Bianca Cappello Room in Palazzo Vecchio will host the works of one of its most talented exponents of contemporary painting, the English painter Cecily Brown, who more than any other has been able to reinvent the relationship between contemporary art and the great figurative art of past centuries.
The exhibition brings together more than thirty works, most of them previously unpublished, born from a reflection on the Temptations of St. Anthony, a subject that has been widely investigated by artists over the centuries, from Michelangelo Buonarroti to Hieronimus Bosch, from Paul Cézanne to Odillon Redon, and taken up by a colour reproduction of an engraving by the German artist Martin Schongauer.
The artist is exhibiting his work for the first time in Florence at the Museo Novecento and Palazzo Vecchio, in what promises to be the most sophisticated and exciting exhibition of the year, curated by Sergio Risaliti.
The exhibition brings together more than thirty works, most of which have never been exhibited before, that originated from a reflection on the Temptations of St. Anthony, a subject that has been widely investigated by artists over the centuries and also studied by Michelangelo, who, at a very young age, measured himself against the reproduction in colour of an engraving by the German Martin Schongauer, as also recounted by Vasari.
In the chapel of the Museo Novecento, a panel version of the Temptations of St. Anthony of the Flemish school made in the second half of the 16th century is exceptionally exhibited, which, like the one attributed to the young Michelangelo (now preserved in Texas) derives from the same engraving by Martin Schongauer.
The exhibition continues in the Palazzo Vecchio Museum where, in the Camerino of Bianca Cappello, mistress of Duke Francesco I de' Medici, the artist exhibits a single canvas. (see Palazzo Vecchio opening hours) .