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closed A significant annunciation

Curated by: Oreste Ruggiero, Ilaria Boncompagni

The show

The main room on the first floor of the Leo-Lev exhibition center frames a singular Annunciation, curated by Oreste Ruggiero, Ilaria Boncompagni and sponsored by Mibact, Superintendency Abap Lucca and Massa Carrara, Archdiocese of Lucca, Parish of San Gennaro and promoted from the Leo-Lev center.

A unique announcement is an exhibition path that leads to the cultural glowing of the artistic heritage of the Pieve di San Gennaro in Lucca. In a single environment - that of the Xi room of the Leo-Lev center - there are two important works in dialogue between them, coming from the Church in the town of the same name, a hamlet of Capannori.

The first, the Archangel Gabriele, is an extraordinary terracotta work attributed by Carlo Ludovico Raghetti to the School of Verrocchio and by Professor Carlo Pedretti to Leonardo da Vinci young, considering her the largest among the sculptures ascribed to the master of the Renaissance. Carlo Pedretti - Massimo World Expert on the art and life of Leonardo - in an episode Of Superquark, in 1999, he said that the statue of the angel presents numerous distinctive characters of the artist-scientist: from the drapery of the arm to the hair, from the face to the setting of the body that suggests the "movement".

Presumably performed at the end of the fifteenth century or early five hundred and placed in the Pieve di San Gennaro, the work underwent a serious damage in 1773 when - according to some documents of the time - shattered off after being hit by a ladder, during the Decorations for the Co-Patron Patron Festival San Cirillo. The restoration, funded by Leo-Lev, was performed by the opiscus of the harsh stones in Florence. The other rarity on display is the Madonna of the Parthus of the Pieve di San Gennaro (anonymous artist), a particularly mysterious terracotta sculpture, being unique in the world of its kind in terracotta, of natural size of about 1.68 cm (much more than Normal compared to the representation of the typical woman of the 1400s) and I live for the themes and the ways of the Madonna of the Vallege of Monterchi di Piero della Francesca. In a single room, the Leo-Lev exhibition center presents visitors the symbolic value between the angel and the Madonna gathered in a singular announcement, a sculptural group that the Archdiocese of Lucca, the parish of San Gennaro and the Superintendency of Lucca and Massa Carrara will want themselves again together, in dialogue between them, to the return of the works in the Pieve di San Gennaro.


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Piazza Pedretti, 1
50059 Vinci


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