The colours are more vivid and the marble has a new shine. Details obscured by time return to impress once more. The restoration of 70 works that form part of the exhibition “The Cinquecento in Florence”, open until 21 January at Palazzo Strozzi, has given masterpieces by 41 renaissance artists a stunning new energy and vigour.
When Enel sponsors big initiatives and cultural events, art is the beneficiary. Already a partner of the city of Florence in the Maggio Musicale festival, the company has now chosen to support, together with others, an event in which it is the turn of painting and sculpture to take centre stage.
The exhibition curated by Antonio Natali and Carlo Falciani was able to benefit from loans from some of the world’s leading institutions. Furthermore, thanks also to the funds raised, 350 thousand euros of interventions to safeguard the works have been carried out.
The centre of attention at the exhibition is a trio of works consisting of the “Deposizione dalla croce di Volterra” by Rosso Fiorentino (1521), the “Deposizione di Santa Felicita” by Pontormo (1525-1528) and “Cristo deposto di Besançon” by Bronzino, which returned to Florence for the first time since it left the city one year after its completion in 1545. The list of artists whose works are on display also includes giants of Italian art such as Michelangelo and Giambologna.
In addition to being associated with a cycle of conferences, “The Cinquecento in Florence” is accompanied by a brochure with in-depth itineraries across the territory and a ticket that also includes admission to the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, and also the BIAF (International Biennale of Antiques in Florence). When art meets Enel, new opportunities open up.