The Corsini Col­lec­tion: A Win­dow on Re­nais­sance Florence

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2 Septem­ber to 21 Jan­uary, Auck­land Art Gallery Toi o Ta­maki A col­lec­tion of Re­nais­sance and Baroque mas­ter­pieces sourced from the ex­ten­sive pri­vate art col­lec­tion of the Corsini fam­ily in Florence in­cludes works by Bot­ti­celli, Car­avag­gio, An­drea del Sarto and Pon­tormo. Com­pris­ing por­traits, land­scapes, sculp­ture, mytho­log­i­cal and re­li­gious paint­ings as well as fur­ni­ture, cos­tumes, kitchen equip­ment and a lav­ish replica din­ing room set­ting, The Corsini Col­lec­tion pro­vides an in­ti­mate peek into the Corsini dy­nasty and its pa­tron­age of the arts. It’s the first oc­ca­sion the col­lec­tion has toured be­yond Italy, and the first time a Floren­tine pri­vate col­lec­tion has been ex­hib­ited in Aotearoa. auck­lan­dart­

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