On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Italian painter Pietro Vannucci, called Perugino, an exhibition dedicated to his works will open in San Josè on 19 October. The show “Il Perugino – Il meglio maestro d’Italia”, curated by the Museo de Jade y de la Cultura Precolombina, is an initiative promoted by the Italian Embassy in Costa Rica in partnership with Instituto Nacional de Seguros.
Pietro Vannucci (c. 1450 -1523) was the most prolific Italian painter in the last two decades of the 15th century. The exhibition – open until 5 February 2024 – presents the life and places inhabited by Perugino in fifteen works; more specifically, it offers an overview of the historical Medici Florence between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century, known for other famous painters like Verrocchio, il Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Leonardo, Raffaello and Michelangelo. The show also offers insights into the different phases of Perugino’s artistic career and works.
The exhibition materials are realised and curated by Stefano Baldi.