Friday, January 8, 2010

Exhibition Devoted to Piermatteo d’Amelia in Terni and Amelia, Umbria, Italy

If you’re traveling to Umbria early 2010, you might want to put this event on your itinerary. Piermatteo d’Amelia was a one of Umbria’s Renaissance masters, although he is currently lesser known than other artists of his time. Seeking to rectify this, an exhibition is currently running in Terni and Amelia, two small, picturesque Umbrian towns.

Piermatteo d’Amelia served as apprentice to Fillipo Lippi creating the frescos of the Duomo in Spoleto. Later, he served under Fra Diamante in Florence. While at the palace of Angelo Geraldini in Amelia, Piermatteo met Pope Sixtus IV who commissioned him to paint the vault of the Sistine Chapel. He worked with Perugino and Pinturicchio, designing the ceiling and completing The Journey of Moses and The Circumcision. During this time, Piermatteo also completed major commissions in Orvieto, Narni and Terni. His Pala dei Francescani is considered one of the major works of the 15th century.

This exhibition is taking place in two locations: CAOS Museum in Terni and Museo Archeologico and Pinacoteca in the former Collegio Boccarini in Amelia.
The exhibit runs until May 2, 2010.

Terni Location: Centro Arti Opificio Siri (CAOS) Museum
Viale Campofregoso, 98
Tel: 0744 285 946

Amelia Location: Museo Archeologico and Pinacoteca
Piazza Augusto Vera 10

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