Madonna, Treasures of the Vatican Museums
In exhibition at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, until Sep 10 2017.
“Madonna. Treasures of the vatican museums”
For the first time in Portugal, a group of works from the famous collections of the Vatican Museums, especially its precious Pinacoteca, compose an exhibition that includes paintings by Italian Primitives (Taddeo di Bartolo, Sano di Pietro and Fra Angelico) and great Renaissance and Baroque masters (Raphael, Pinturichio, Salviati, Pietro da Cortona and Barocci) as well as notable tapestries and illuminated codices from the Vatican Apostolic Library collection. Paintings from the Borghese Gallery (Venusti and Sassoferrato) and the Corsini Gallery (Gentileschi and Van Dyck) complete this ensemble.
In a chronological arc that goes from the end of antiquity to modern times, the iconography of the Virgin Mary is the main thematic axis for the selection of these masterpieces. The exhibition also includes a nucleus of works by Italian painters from several Portuguese institutions, both public and private.
The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) is the home to the most important Portuguese public collection of art, ranging from paintings to sculpture, and gold and silverware, as well as decorative arts from Europe, Africa and the Far East.
The museum occupies a beautiful palace from late 17th century. It has a pleasant garden with views over the river and a nice restaurant/coffee shop allowing you to enjoy a correct and non-expensive lunch in the gardens.
Closed on Mondays.
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