Review: Divine Beauty at Palazzo Strozzi

A place of beauty…

Treasures of Florence

Divine Beauty: From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana
By Anna Souter

The most recent exhibition at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi looks at a niche but rewarding era of religious art. The result is a fascinating and well-curated show guaranteed to get you thinking.

The new exhibition at Florence’s renowned cultural institution Palazzo Strozzi takes an often-overlooked genre of visual art as its subject. Religious art from 1850 to 1950 is not a topic often approached by curators and it is refreshing to see it done here, especially in a city renowned for its Renaissance heritage. This is the second exhibition under the Strozzi’s new director, Arturo Galansino, who hopes to follow the example of his predecessor James Bradburne in bringing a diverse range of modern and contemporary art to the Florence. The tone of the exhibition is one of scholarly rigour and yet on the whole it remains remarkably accessible…

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