19 Nov 2021
27 Mar 2022

THE CINI COLLECTION. FRA ANGELICO, FILIPPO LIPPI, BOTTICELLI, TIEPOLO, GUARDI...

HÔTEL DE CAUMONT-CENTRE D'ART - AIX-EN-PROVENCE

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary, in 2021, of the creation of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Hôtel de Caumont Art Centre in Aix-en-Provence will take its visitors on a journey to Venice by presenting a selection of the masterpieces from the Cini Collection, one of the most prestigious collections of ancient Italian art. Presented for the first time outside Italy, a selection of 70 works from the fourteenth to eighteenth century will represent the collection’s most signifificant aesthetic and cultural themes.

 

The paintings, sculptures, drawings, and precious objects presented at the Hôtel de Caumont in the winter of 2020 are part of one of the most prestigious collections of Italian art, from the fourteenth to eighteenth century, assembled by the businessman and philanthropist Vittorio Cini (Ferrara, 1885-1977, Venice). In 1951, he founded the Giorgio Cini Foundation, an internationally renowned research and training centre, to honour the memory of his son, prematurely deceased. His insatiable curiosity and invaluable advice from prestigious art historians enabled him, over a period of around fifty years, to assemble an exceptional collection both in terms of its quality and the diversity of the techniques and object typologies. The collection comprises Venetian porcelains and French ivories, miniatures, finely ornamented volumes, sculptures, engravings, drawings, furniture objects, and paintings on wood.



Today, the Cini Collection is held in the Galleria di Palazzo Cini, the collector’s former residence on the Grand Cana, and in the main head office of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore.


In addition to works by the great Tuscan masters-such as Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Filippo Lippi, and Piero di Cosimo - and Venetian masters, such as Lorenzo and Giandomenico Tiepolo, the exhibition is presenting masterpieces of the Ferrara Renaissance. Complemented by a selection of sculptures, enamels, and ivories, and a selection of drawings and illuminations, the exhibition reflects the entire technical and stylistic diversity of a period during which Italian art flourished, and the refined taste of one of the leading Italian art collectors of the twentieth century.


The exhibition will also present contemporary works that complement the works in the collection. The works by the artists Ettore Spalletti and Vik Muniz, which were originally designed to be exhibited in the Galleria di Palazzo Cini, show that the Cini Collection is an endless source of inspiration for today’s artists.

Paolo Caliari, dit Véronèse (Vérone, 1528 – Venise, 1588), atelier (Heredes Pauli ?), L’ Adoration des Mages, dernière décennie du XVIe siècle, huile sur toile, 163 × 140 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, inv. 20036, photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Attribué à Piero della Francesca (Borgo San Sepolcro entre 1412 et 1420 – 1492) ou Luca Signorelli (Cor- tone, vers 1450 – vers 1523), La Vierge et l’Enfant, vers 1470-1475,
Ludovico Mazzolino (Ferrare, vers 1480 – vers 1528), La Circoncision, vers 1522, huile sur bois, 31 × 23,2 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini (dépot des héritiers Guglielmi di Vulci), inv. VC 6777, photo : Venezia
Fra Filippo Lippi (Florence, vers 1406 – Spolète, 1469), La Vierge et l’Enfant entourés de saints et d’ anges avec un dévot, vers 1432, tempera sur bois, 47,1 × 36 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, inv. 40013, photo : Venezia
Piero di Lorenzo Ubaldini, dit Piero di Cosimo (Florence, 1462 – 1522), La Vierge et l’Enfant avec deux anges, vers 1505-1510, huile sur bois, 116,2 × 85,2 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, inv. 40017, photo : Venezia
Cosmè Tura (Ferrare, vers 1433 – 1495), Saint Georges, vers 1475-1480, huile sur bois, 21,6 × 13 cm, Fonda- zione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, inv. VC 6269 (dépot des héritiers Guglielmi di Vulci), photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, dit le Guerchin (Cento, 1591 – Bologne, 1666), Vénus et Amour endormi, deuxième décennie du XVIIe siècle, crayon rouge sur papier blanc, 20,6 × 27 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Cabinet des dessins et des gravures, inv. 36122,
Manufacture vénitienne, Assiette, Premier quart du XVIe siècle, cuivre repoussé, émail peint sur cuivre, dorure à la feuille d’or, diamètre 29,8 cm, Palazzo Cini a San Vio, Venise, Fondation Giorgio Cini, photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Francesco Guardi (Venise, 1712 – 1793), Vue de l’île de San Giorgio Maggiore, fin XVIIIe siècle-avant 1793, crayon, plume, aquarelle polychrome sur papier blanc, 90 × 70 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Cabinet des dessins et des gravures, inv. 36211
Giandomenico Tiepolo (Venise, 1727 – 1804), Tête d’Oriental, 1753-1755, huile sur toile, 61 × 51 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini (dépôt des héritiers Guglielmi di Vulci), inv. VC 6318, photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Lorenzo Tiepolo (Venise, 1736 – Madrid, 1776), Tête d’Oriental, 1753-1755, huile sur toile 61 × 51 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini (dépot des héritiers Guglielmi di Vulci), inv. VC 1819, photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Giuseppe Porta, dit Salviati le Jeune, (Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, vers 1520 – Venise, 1575-1576), La Résurrection de Lazare, vers 1543, huile sur toile, 162 × 264 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, inv. 20039, photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Ettore Spalletti, Sans titre, sens dessus dessous, 2000, impasto de couleur sur alabâtre (bleu clair), 168 x 30 x 30 cm, Studio la Città, Vérone, photo : Michele Alberto Sereni – courtesy Studio la Città. © Adagp, Paris, 2021
Stefano di Giovanni, dit Sassetta, (Cortone, vers 1400 – Sienne, 1450), Vierge d’humilité, vers 1430, tempera et feuille d’or sur bois, 79,2 × 46 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, inv. 40019, photo : Venezia
Jacopo Carucci, dit Pontormo, (Pontormo (Empoli), 1494 - Florence, 1555), Double portrait de deux amis, 1523- 1524, huile sur panneau, 88 × 67,5 cm, Fondation Giorgio Cini, Galerie du palais Cini, Inv. 40025, photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Sano di Pietro (Sienne, 1405 – 1480), Christ rédempteur, 1442-1443, tempera et feuille d’or sur bois, 74 × 60,6 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, inv. 40021, photo: Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Domenico Bigordi, dit Ghirlandaio, (Florence, 1449 – 1494) et atelier, La Vierge adorant l’Enfant avec deux anges, vers 1490-1495, tempera sur bois, diamètre 31,5 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, inv. 40016, photo : Venezia
Taddeo Gaddi (Florence, vers 1300 – 1366), Saint Jean l’Évangéliste montant au ciel, vers 1353, tempera et feuille d’or sur bois, 32,8 × 36,3 cm, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Galleria di Palazzo Cini, inv. 40004b, photo : Venezia, © Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Maître du polyptyque de la chapelle Médicis, (Florence, actif dans la première moitié du XIVe siècle)
Maître du Crucifix de la Fondation Giorgio Cini (Bologne, actif entre la huitième et la neuvième décennie du xiiie siècle), Christ crucifié, 1270-1280, Bois de saule sculpté en ronde bosse, polychromé et doré, 176 × 167 × 29 cm
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DOCUMENTATIONS
General information

Hôtel de Caumont-Centre d’Art
3, rue Joseph Cabassol
13100 Aix-en-Provence

https://www.caumont-centredart.com/en

 

DIRECTION

Curatorship: Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Institute of Art History of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, in collaboration with Daniela Ferretti, architect and independent curator.

 

CONTACT

Christelle Maureau 
christelle@claudinecolin.com