From March 8 to July 20, 2014 Palazzo Strozzi will host a major exhibition Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Divergent ways of the "manner", an exhibition dedicated to the work of Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, painters most unconventional and open-minded among the protagonists of the new way of understanding art in that season of the sixteenth century Italian Giorgio Vasari called 'manner modern '. A review that is also a journey through the parallel lives of these artists' twins different "at the end of their journey will come to a rapprochement
Palazzo Strozzi in Florence celebrated with a major exhibition, the two chief protagonists of the "modern manner" that made the blazing first half of '500.
Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Divergent ways of the "manner" (Florence, Palazzo Strozzi 8 March to 20 July 2014. A unique event, one that brings together for the first time the masterpieces of the two artists from Italy and abroad, many of them restored for the occasion.
Florence is definitely a privileged place for such an exhibition, since many of the major works of painting, that the twentieth-century critics have referred to as the masterpieces of 'mannerism' are preserved in the city and in Tuscany; However, a path such as the one proposed in the exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi has been made possible thanks to the collaboration of important Italian institutions such as the Palatine Gallery, the Uffizi Gallery and the Museum of Capodimonte, but also abroad such as the National Gallery in London, the National Gallery of Washington, the Louvre Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, without which it would be impossible to offer a landscape so full of the work of the two artists.
The exhibition, which includes more than 80 works, will offer visitors the chance to admire some 50 paintings (boards, paintings and frescoes) of the two artists, a group that represents 70% of their production. In addition, drawings, tapestries and prints, along with tables of their masters: Andrea del Sarto and Fra 'Bartolomeo.
Curated by Antonio Natali, director of the Uffizi Gallery and Carlo Falciani, professor of art history.
The exhibition is sponsored and organized by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities, the Superintendent PSAE and for the Museum of the city of Florence, with the City of Florence, Province of Florence, Florence Chamber of Commerce, Association Partners Palazzo Strozzi and the Tuscany Region. With the contribution of the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.