Exhibits and Events

Autumn of the Middle Ages

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21 September 2019-06 January 2020 
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Piazza Matteotti, 18 - Loggia dei Lanari - 06121 Perugia
This exhibition aims to introduce you to the new, intensely profane aspect of the historic marriage chests that constitute the fulcrum of the fifteenth century luxury domestic furnishings: this is the purpose of the exhibition "The Autumn of the Middle Ages", scheduled from 21 September 2019 to 6 January 2020, at the National Gallery of Umbria.

The mastery of the Umbrian woodworkers allowed the establishment in Perugia of a production of marriage chests with unique features that determined their excellence thanks to their carving, plaster modeling, gilding and minute manufacturing.

Through the reconstruction of the still little known figure of Giovanni di Tommasino Crivelli the exhibition aims to offer a glimpse of the Perugia figurative culture in a delicate moment of transition, where tenaciously nostalgic creators of the civilization of the late gothic gold lived together with others open to the new language of Angelico and Lippi, such as Benedetto Bonfigli and Bartolomeo Caporali. Crivelli's painting, famous for its warm chromaticism, its filamentous and vibrant way of painting, traits shared with Bonfigli's youthful painting, never opened up to a Renaissance dimension, always remaining nostalgic for the intimately gothic values of an analytical and precious art congenial to the special manufacture of the historiated chests.