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Vatican opens its doors to unique art exhibit: “Meraviglie dalle Marche”

2012-05-12

Giovanni Morello
Curator 
"It's was in that area that so many Italian artists worked. It's also where some of the most important artists in Italian history were born, like Raffaello, Barocci and Podesti.”

Adding to that list are pieces by Crivelli and Lotto. Centuries later, their art is still relevant and admired by the world. The exhibit is organized in chronological order, ranging from the year 1300 all the way to the 1900's. 

Giovanni Morello
Curator 
"Art was used to explain religion, to those who didn't have a formal education. It was a visual way in which the Church could teach people about the Mistery of Salvation.”

The exhibit will be at the Vatican for about a month. Then, in July, the art pieces will be taken to Buenos Aires, in Argentina. That city was chosen, since the capital has a large Italian community that immigrated from the Marche region generations ago. But, even as the years pass, the Italian region is still recognized for its cultural roots. 

Gian Mario Spacca
Marche Region, President
"We believe that the future of our region is based on tourism and art. Marche is the Italian region that manufactures the most goods, but really it's not enough.”

But at its very foundation, the purpose of the art exhibit is to show the strong links between art and faith. Centuries may pass, but this exhibit shows that despite time, that unique combination still remains. 


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