• Art & Culture

Orazio Gentileschi

The Flight into Egypt and other stories

When
From 19/10/2019
to 02/02/2020
Where
Museo Civico Ala Ponzone
Via Ugolani Dati, 4, Cremona
Contacts
Infopoint + 39 0372 407081
Official site

From the 19th of October, for the first time, at Ala Ponzone Picture Gallery, you will admire, one next to the other, the two versions of  “Rest on the Flight into Egypt ”, two masterpieces by Orazio Gentileschi. An extraordinary exhibition promoted by Cremona Municipality and its Town  Museums, curated by Mario Marubbi.

Beyond these two great paintings, the first of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien and the second belonging to a privare collection, the exhibition proposes a selection of other paintings, sculptures, objects in ivory and engravings about the popular theme of the “Flight”, recounted only in the Gosple of Matthew and in the New Testament Apocrypha.

Two equal paintings, by Orazio Gentileschi, made one after the other and dedicated to the tale of  the “Rest on the Flight to Egypt". A theme that was wonderfully portrayed by Gentileschi and attracted several purchasers. In fact, beyond the two versions in Cremona, there are other two paintings dedicated to this theme, one at Louvre and one at the Birmingham Museum. Paintings that are considered among the most interesting of the Italian production of the first part of the 17th Century.

The two versions exhibited at Ala Ponzone Picture Gallery date back to the moment when Orazio Gentileschi – probably the most precocious, intelligent and open-minded Caravaggesque painter – was enjoying a moment of enormous international fame. This fame increased in Paris, where he was called to the court of Maria de’ Medici, and then it was amplified in London where he was invited by George Villiers, first duke of  Buckingham.

The opportunity to see the two paintings simoltaneously allows to analyze the iconographic theme of the Flight into Egypt and of the episodes connected to it, highlighting all the theological and iconographic aspects of the Stories of Jesus' Infancy throughout the centuries, starting from the Middle Ages.
In the exhibition, the two paintings by Orazio Gentileschi are accompanied by a very precise selection of ivory objects, sculptures, miniatures, paintings and engravings about this theme in its different iconographic nuances.

The tale of "The Flight into Egypt" recounted only in the Gosple of Matthew, is one of the most beloved by the artists and by their purchasers. An interest that then led to the production of a fruitful literature and spurred the production of an extraordinary series of paintings, inspired not only by the short description in the Gospel of Matthew but, more specifically, by the New Testament Apocrypha.


Opening hours

From Tuesday to Sunday; 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


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Places

Museo Civico Ala Ponzone

Oltre 2mila opere, tra cui un Arcimboldo. A Cremona, la grande pittura lombarda è in scena al Museo Civico Ala Ponzone
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