Showing posts with label Siena. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Siena. Show all posts

Friday, 4 December 2015

Lorenzetti, restoration of paintings in Siena

Some paintings by Ambrogio Lorenzetti are under restoration in Siena (Santa Maria della Scala).

Several paintings currently in villages around Siena or in the city will be transported in one place to receive treatment and during the work of the restorers, tourists will still be able to admire the artworks. At the end of the restoration planned in the year 2017, there will be a major exhibition about the artist.
Ambrogio Lorenzetti (or Ambruogio Laurati) (c. 1290 –  1348) was an original painter of the Sienese school. The artist is well known because he painted the Allegory of Good and Bad Government a big fresco in the a large fresco in the most important Senese building.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Siena, restorations in Piccolomini Library

Were completed restorations in the Piccolomini Library, adjacent to the Cathedral. From April 2015, visitors can once again admire the works that have been recently restored: an important fresco, some windows and some decorations. Obviously many other frescoes of the Library were restored in other times.

windows and coats of arms

decorated glass and small frescoes

Enea Silvio leaves for Basel, fresco by Pinturicchio

The restoration works have been cured by the Restoration Laboratory of Fabrizio Iacopini and by the company Diana Glass Art.
Read more on the frescoes by Pinturicchio and other artists in the famous library. See page: Libreria Piccolomi- cattedrale di Siena
Photos by Ufficio Stampa a cura di Opera Laboratori Fiorentini – Gruppo Civita

books by Alpav in Lulu

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The floor of the cathedral of Siena

From 14 August to 27 October 2014, tourists will be able to better admire the Duomo of Siena.
The sexton of the cathedral rise up the mats that protect the precious marble of the floor.
This floor is indeed a great work of art but at the same time the cathedral is visited by many people for religious functions.

photos by Civita

To visit the fine details of the floor tourists will have tour guides. In addition to the cathedral in Siena obviously there are many things to see. For example, in some rooms of the Town Hall there are beautiful frescoes. But the younger tourists will be happy to reach the top of Torre del Mangia.

the town hall and the tower. Photo alpav

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Siena, Lux in Nocte 2014

On June 21, 2014, Saturday, the day of the summer solstice, the monumental complex of the Cathedral of Siena presents the third edition of the Night of the Opera with a special opening of the Cathedral, the Piccolomini library, the "Crypt", the Museum of the Cathedral, the Baptistery etc..

In addition to lights and music are also organized tours to many works of art of Siena.
Tourists among other things will occasionaly see the painting "Madonna del Latte" by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
However, any occasion is good to visit a beautiful city like Siena. And then there is the famous Palio. The next dates of the famous event on July 2 and August 16.

Siena, the cathedral

Siena, Piazza del Campo in the night-photo alpav

parade of a "contrada"-photo alpav

exercise of flag-wavers,  waiting for the Palio-photo alpav


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Siena, church Santa Maria dei Servi

This church, originally built in the Middle Ages, it is sometimes referred to San Clemente.
Santa Maria dei Servi is located on a small hill and from this position you can admire a beautiful view of Siena.

the facade of the church and the landscape that tourists can see from terrace
photos &copy alpav

Inside the church there are often interesting works of art from the Renaissance period.
Here are visible paintings by Bernardino Fungai (Coronation of the Virgin),Coppo di Marcovaldo, Matteo di Giovanni, Taddeo di Bartolo, Pietro Lorenzetti and other artists.

Madonna di Bordone painted by Coppo di Marcovaldo (photo wikipedia)

painting by Fungai-photo &copy alpav
For the artist Bernardino Fungai and Coppo di Marcovaldo we know few works often in Tuscany. Some paintings  by Fungai are in the Getty Museum of Los Angels, in the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, etc.