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On show for the first time out­side of Italy, The Corsini Col­lec­tion: A Win­dow on Re­nais­sance Florence (Auck­land Art Gallery, un­til Jan­uary 21, 2018) fea­tures mas­ter­pieces by artists such as Bot­ti­celli, del Sarto, Car­avag­gio and Pon­tormo, all from the pri­vate col­lec­tion of the em­i­nent Corsini fam­ily. The story of Florence – con­sid­ered the cra­dle of the Re­nais­sance – is ex­plored through this ex­hi­bi­tion, as well as per­sonal his­to­ries, such as that of the pre­cious col­lec­tion saved from the Ger­man army dur­ing World War II and of the Corsini fam­ily’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to over­come nat­u­ral ad­ver­sity when Florence was in­un­dated by the flood of 1966.

Be­low: San­dro Bot­ti­celli and work­shop’s “Madonna and Child with Six An­gels”, circa 1500.

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