Marche Renaissance. Works of art restored by the earthquake places.

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Marche Renaissance
Jacobello del Fiore, Scenes from the life of Saint Lucia - Lucia receives the Eucharist (1410 circa; tempera and gilding on wood, 60 x 80 cm; Fermo, Pinacoteca Civica, Priory palace)


From 18 February to 5 July 2020 at Pious Sodality of Piceno the itinerant shows that, after the first stage of Ascoli Piceno, testifies to Roma an important part of the artistic heritage of the Marches, tied to the Renaissance period, saved from the tragic consequences of the earthquake of 2016.

The exposure is the result of the extraordinary intervention on the part of many institutions from Marche region together with Archaeological Survey, Fine Arts and Marche Landscape, the section of the Marche 'ANCI and Pious Sodality of Piceno to Rome, with the invaluable help for preliminary diagnostic operations and restoration of University of Urbino and Camerino.

The exhibition

The 36 present selected works cover a time span from the beginning of the fifteenth to the seventeenth century and testifying, comprehensively, the considerable artistic wealth of "crater" Marche.

Surely among the works that deserve special attention scenes from the life and martyrdom of Saint Lucia, from Pinacoteca di Fermo, attributed only in the last century to the Venetian painter Jacobello Fiore, very active in the '400 Marche. Important and suggestive presences also the Nativity with Saints Jerome, Francesco, Anthony of Padua and James of the Marches of Cola dell'Amatrice, of the Madonna praying of Vittorio Crivelli, of the Lamentation over Christ deposed of Vincenzo Pagani he was born in Child and angel musicians of Sarnano. And then the works of Giovanni Baglione e John Serodine. So many original authors of the Marches or who lived there?, partecipando in maniera decisiva alla delineazione di una identità geografica consistente nella storia dell’arte. Accanto ai capolavori di grande valore artistico non mancano opere di grande significato devozionale come i crocifissi lignei e Vesperbild (sculpture of vespers) German area that were still present in the churches as objects of worship.

Value and significance of the exhibition

With the care of Stefano Papetti e Pierluigi Moriconi, The exhibition adds to the historical and artistic value of the selected works on a deeper meaning capacity and on the part of the Marche community reaction to the quality of the earthquake tragedy suffered.

The example is illustrative of the restoration interventions. Under the scientific direction of the Superintendent in collaboration with 'University Camerino and l 'University Urbino, as already mentioned, engineers, all Marche, through innovative diagnostic analyzes we have been able to give a very accurate assessment of the state of conservation of each work, allowing a meticulous restoration and particularly effective. Keep in mind that some works were reduced very bad, on the canvases had fallen over walls or pieces of altar or had been subjected to thermal stress that it had raised the color. Moreover, the same works had been closed for months in uninhabitable churches before being taken. So a job that is no exaggeration to define prodigious that allowed to learn new information on the painting technique and the use of materials by the same painters, allowing the start of several new scientific studies on the subject.

For these reasons, the catalog produced is of particular interest, since the classic opera historical artistic card is complemented by a detailed description of intervention restoration and diagnostic surveys that preceded it.

One more reason for the visit is the little known classic place in the itinerary of the various museums of the capital outstanding; the Monumental complex of San Salvatore in Lauro of the Pious Sodality of Piceno, in the center of Rome that may surprise and amaze. Moreover, the same show is defined by a double interest. In fact, next to the artistic character he discovers another more emotional, given that the works come from places partially or completely destroyed and therefore no longer the original spaces where to be relocated.

Because of this it validly connects the objective to make available in the future the restored works as stated Pierluigi Moriconi of the Superintendent of Architectural Heritage of the Marches:” Terminate exhibitions, the works that can not be put back in their original locations since collapsed or not yet restored, They will be placed in 8 deposits, and there will always be available to the public”.


Info, Time and Costs

Marche Renaissance. Works of art restored by the earthquake places.

From 18 February to 5 July 2020, Pious Sodality of Piceno, Via di Parione 7

Schedule: Monday-Saturday 10-13 h / h 16-19. Closed Sunday and Holidays.

Ticket: Entrance to offer

Info: Tel. 06 6875608, email: