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Exhibition : Art

Paintings from Siena - Ars Narrandi in Europe's Gothic Age

Paintings from Siena - Ars Narrandi in Europe's Gothic Age
Andrea di Bartolo, San Michele Archangelo © Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena. Su concessione del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo
  • Opening periods
    • from Wednesday 10 September 2014 to Sunday 25 January 2015
    • Address:
      Palais des Beaux-Arts
      Rue Raveinstein 23
      1000 BRUXELLESBelgium

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    Discover some 80 masterpieces, including among the most refined and those which rarely venture outside of their home soil. In Brussels from 10/09 to 25/01/15!

    Rubens owes much to Sienese revolutionary art from the 13th century to the 15th century.

    In fact, he was inspired by Sienese painters, who broke new ground and greatly influenced their era. This was primarily due to the introduction of space in their paintings, the use of landscape in the background and the help of never-before-seen colour pallets.

    The works on display bare testimony to a revolutionary art which, between the 13th and 15th century, were primarily practised by the Lorenzetti brothers, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Simone Martini and Sano di Pietro.

    Re-establishing the use of landscape in the background thanks to the the introduction of space and the help of unusual colours.

    Sienese-style art equally fascinated other Italian art centres and eventually etched its mark throughout Europe.

    The evolution of figurative painting in Siena followed a development, from Byzantine illustrations to more classic narrative works.

    In the past, only a very privileged public had the chance to gain access to these treasures.

    This exhibition will take place as part of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and in collaboration with the Pinacoteca di Siena and the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen.

    In the past, only the very privileged had the chance to see these part of it too!

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