Renaissance. The triptych by Antonello da Messina reassembled
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Milan - Until October 28, 2015
The Castle's Pinacoteca hosts a valuable painting attributed to Antonello da Messina and depicting S. Benedetto. 1996 is the year in which it was bought, and I'm still not tired of admire it in the halls of residence of the Sforza. Currently the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum offers the opportunity to see it again together two tables from the Uffizi. Together they make up the so-called Trittico dei Dottori della Chiesa. The first depicts the Madonna col Bambino e Due Angeli, the second S. Giovanni Evangelista. There is no denying that the extraordinary nature of the event is strengthened by comparison with other four small paintings as unique by Piero della Francesca, Perugino, and Vincenzo Foppa, through which ideally meets the exceptional nature of the Italian research conducted in painting from north to south of the country. According to a proposal made by some critics and art experts, the S. Benedetto should return to join the group of works for which it was born, to be replaced by yet magnificent Foppa's Madonna col Bambino e Angelo.
But Milan has many paintings of Vincenzo and currently only one of Antonello.
It is not true that the works owned by museums are created to be admired in other places?
Welcome though these temporary exhibitions. That allow you to focus on unknown aspects of an author. And they prevent his forgetfulness.
Di Feliciano Marotta
Pictured: the reassembled triptych by Antonello da Messina