Rubens, Pontormo, Brother Bartholomew. Art Easter by the Uffizi Galleries
An online exhibition and 5 special virtual tours for 5 masterpieces dedicated to this important Christian festivity
The Coronavirus emergency brings us to spend an important holiday, Easter, in their homes, the Uffizi Galleries have therefore thought of 5 special virtual tours, published on the Facebook page one a day from Holy Thursday to Easter Monday, each for a masterpiece dedicated to this sacred theme, explained by the specialists of the museum. To celebrate the coming Easter in the sign of great art.
We start from the Modern Art Gallery in Palazzo Pitti, with the Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri, explained by Cristian Spadoni.
The next day the virtual tour moves to the Uffizi, where Paola Burberi will talk about the shaped Cross with scenes from the Passion of Christ, by a thirteenth-century artist known as "Master of the Cross 432", exhibited in the first room of the Gallery of Statues and Paintings.
On Saturday again Palazzo Pitti, this time at the Palatine Gallery, together with Maria Spanò, who will illustrate the Lamentation over the Dead Christ by Fra Bartolomeo.
On Easter Sunday, instead, Monica Alderotti will talk about Rubens' famous Resurrected Christ, always kept in the Imperial and Royal Palace of Pitti.
The Easter Art Journey of the Galleries will finally close on Easter Monday with the Dinner in Emmaus di Pontormo, explained by Alberica Barbolani da Montauto.
On the museum's website (www.uffizi.it) it is also possible to visit the virtual exhibition specifically dedicated to the occasion and entitled The Tale of Easter, with a collection of 42 high-definition images of works on the theme kept in the Galleries, which include, among others, paintings by Titian, Perugino, Giottino and Rubens .