Polittico di Agnano, Cecco di Pietro (attr.) - Collezioni Fondazione Pisa (www.palazzoblu.org) photogallery Polittico di Agnano, Cecco di Pietro (attr.) - Collezioni Fondazione Pisa (www.palazzoblu.org)

The nucleus of the collection on show at the Palazzo Blu was created by the Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa bank who, in the second half of the last century, bought works of art, many of a certain importance, produced in the territory of Pisa. Several donations from local collectors and artists were later added to this nucleus, increasing the cultural value of the collection, mainly consisting in paintings of historical and artistic interest.


The entire Cassa di Risparmio collection was acquired by the CaRiPi Foundation - nowadays Pisa Foundation - when it was instituted; the aim was to make it available to the public and to enlarge it by acquiring carefully selected important works connected to the history and culture of the Pisan area.


Canvasses by the most important 17th century Pisan artists, such Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi and the Roncioni Portraits by Desmarais, joined the the polittico di Agnano (Agnano altarpiece) by Cecco di Pietro, as well as works by “Macchiaioli”artists such as Luigi Gioli and sculptures by Nino Pisano and Tribolo. Another important acquisition was the Ottavio Simoneschi collection of paintings, coins, ceramics and antique furniture.


The collection, that presents a panorama of Pisan and Tuscan art from the 14th century to the present day, through very important high quality works of art, is on show in the rooms of an ancient "palazzo", that over the centuries has been the property of several noble families. The long history of this building has been retrieved thanks to refined restoration work and the arrangement of some rooms as they once were, where possible with the original furniture. The building is also used for cultural events and temporary exhibitions of National and International importance.

Text compiled by the Società storica Pisana - (M. Baldassarri; trad. E. Hastings Philpott)
Last update 18/06/2013
Address: Lungarno Gambacorti, 2, 56125 Pisa
Connected routes: Sant'Antonio
Bibliography:

S. Carollo, Blu. Palazzo d'arte e cultura. Storia e collezioni, Giunti, Milano 2008.

Palazzo Blu. Restauro d’arte e cultura. Le collezioni, Pacini Editore, Pisa 2010.

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Pisa Foundation Collections, Palazzo Blu

Polittico di Agnano, Cecco di Pietro (attr.) - Collezioni Fondazione Pisa (www.palazzoblu.org)

The nucleus of the collection on show at the Palazzo Blu was created by the Cassa di Risparmio di Pisa bank who, in the second half of the last century, bought works of art, many of a certain importance, produced in the territory of Pisa. Several donations from local collectors and artists were later added to this nucleus, increasing the cultural value of the collection, mainly consisting in paintings of historical and artistic interest.


The entire Cassa di Risparmio collection was acquired by the CaRiPi Foundation - nowadays Pisa Foundation - when it was instituted; the aim was to make it available to the public and to enlarge it by acquiring carefully selected important works connected to the history and culture of the Pisan area.


Canvasses by the most important 17th century Pisan artists, such Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi and the Roncioni Portraits by Desmarais, joined the the polittico di Agnano (Agnano altarpiece) by Cecco di Pietro, as well as works by “Macchiaioli”artists such as Luigi Gioli and sculptures by Nino Pisano and Tribolo. Another important acquisition was the Ottavio Simoneschi collection of paintings, coins, ceramics and antique furniture.


The collection, that presents a panorama of Pisan and Tuscan art from the 14th century to the present day, through very important high quality works of art, is on show in the rooms of an ancient "palazzo", that over the centuries has been the property of several noble families. The long history of this building has been retrieved thanks to refined restoration work and the arrangement of some rooms as they once were, where possible with the original furniture. The building is also used for cultural events and temporary exhibitions of National and International importance.

Address:
Bibliography:

S. Carollo, Blu. Palazzo d'arte e cultura. Storia e collezioni, Giunti, Milano 2008.

Palazzo Blu. Restauro d’arte e cultura. Le collezioni, Pacini Editore, Pisa 2010.

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