Napoleon: selection of Uffizi artwork for Elba show

In Pinacoteca Foresiana Portoferraio on June 6-October 10

05 May, 11:44

    (ANSAmed) - FLORENCE, MAY 5 - An exhibit on the island of Elba (Livorno) dedicated to Napoleon Bonaparte has been organized to celebrate the bicentenary of his death. The show, to be held at the Pinacoteca Foresiana in Portoferraio from June 30 until October 10, will display a selection of masterworks from the Uffizi Gallery, along with paintings from local collections.

    The initiative was announced by the director of the Florentine museum Eike Schmidt and by the mayor of Portoferraio Angelo Zini on the anniversary of the death of the emperor of France. The statement making the announcement said the virtual show 'Gli Uffizi e Napoleone. Opere, Luoghi e memorie nelle collezioni delle Gallerie" meanwhile is online with 57 high-definition images.

    On Wednesday, at 17:00, art historian Rita Balleri will hold a conference (broadcast on Facebook) on Habsburgic and Napoleonic porcelains in the collection of Palazzo Pitti and from May 24 until September thematic live events will be held for the Uffizi series.

    Schmidt said the show in Elba is a "fundamental step for the project of an expanded Uffizi and to celebrate Tuscany's great history. Through art treasures from our museum we reawaken and revive the cultural memory of the territory". Zini expressed the wish that the show can "be the beginning of a fruitful collaboration with the gallery and to be able to promote in a stable way the project of the extended Uffizi". (ANSAmed)
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