Divine Beauty Sacred Art Through Van Gogh, Chagall and Fontana
From 24 September 2015 to 24 January 2016 Palazzo Strozzi in Florence is hosting Divine Beauty.
Sacred Art Through Van Gogh, Chagall and Fontana, an exceptional exhibition dedicated to the reflection of the relationship between art and the sacred in the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century through more than ninety works by famous Italian artists, including Gaetano Previati, Felice Casorati, Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Emilio Vedova, and international artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Jean-François Millet, Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, Georges Rouault, Henri Matisse. Divine Beauty.
Sacred Art Through Van Gogh, Chagall and Fontana analyses and contexualises nearly a century of sacred modern art, from the eighteen-fifties – when late artistic expression was encouraged by the Church – up to 1950. The exhibition proposes an overview of the best artistic examples born within Italian and International context, underlining dialogue and relationships through a process that compares expressions often far apart between them: disconnect, different trends and occasional rifts in the conflict between art and sacred sentiment.