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Masterworks from the Uffizi Galleries on show

2020-October-31       Source: Newsgd.com

It forms part of the celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy.

An exhibition entitled "Botticelli and His Times - Masterworks from the Uffizi" is already underway at the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA), offering a rare glimpse at masterpieces from the Renaissance period throughout the 15th and 16th centuries.

Masterworks from the Uffizi Galleries on show (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The exhibition is jointly organized by the Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMoA) from China and the Uffizi Galleries from Italy. It forms part of the celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Italy.

As a world-famous art museum with a long history, the Uffizi Galleries houses a massive collection of important works from the Renaissance period.

People visit the exhibition. (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

Through the display of 42 precious works from the Uffizi Galleries, this exhibition presents the humanist ideals pursued by artists at the time, as reflected in their portraits and religious paintings. The exhibition focuses on paintings by Sandro Botticelli, and these are juxtaposed with works of other masters of the time such as Filippo Lippi to further reveal the relationships between artists and patrons.

The Hong Kong Museum of Art (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)

The exhibition will run until February 24 next year. The HKMoA is located at 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon.

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the museum will apply a quota to limit visitor flow. Visitors to the museum will need to use hand sanitizer and will be subject to temperature checks before admission. They also need to wear their own masks. Children under 12 will only be allowed to enter the museum and exhibition facilities when accompanied by an adult.

Author | Monica

Editor | Jerry

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