Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'Arbia

The Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'Arbia is a small museum of religious art in Buonconvento, in the Val d'Arbia to the south of Siena, in Tuscany in central Italy. It contain a number of paintings by important artists of the Sienese School, among them Duccio di Buoninsegna, Sano di Pietro and Pietro Lorenzetti.[2][3]: 75  The museum is housed in the Palazzo Ricci Socini, close to the parish church of Santi Pietro e Paolo.

Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'Arbia
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Entrance to the museum
Established1926
LocationPalazzo Ricci Socini
Buonconvento
Tuscany, Italy
Coordinates43°08′19″N 11°28′55″E / 43.1387°N 11.4819°E / 43.1387; 11.4819Coordinates: 43°08′19″N 11°28′55″E / 43.1387°N 11.4819°E / 43.1387; 11.4819
Typeart museum
FounderCrescenzio Massari[1]

HistoryEdit

The museum was started by the parish priest, Crescenzio Massari, in 1926, and has since expanded. A number of works were originally in various churches in the area.[1]

CollectionEdit

The museum holds paintings by several important artists of the Sienese School. Among them are:

  • a tetraptych of the Annunciation, painted in 1397 by Andrea di Bartolo[2]
  • a Madonna and Child (the "Madonna di Buonconvento") by Duccio di Buoninsegna[2]
  • the Madonna del Latte of Luca di Tommè[2]
  • a Madonna and Child with Two Angels by Matteo di Giovanni, painted between 1470 and 1475, formerly in the Pieve di Percenna of Buonconvento[4]
  • by Sano di Pietro: a Coronation of the Virgin from the church of Sant'Albano in Quinciano; a Madonna and Child Enthroned between Saints Bernardino and Catherine formerly in the nearby church of Santi Pietro e Paolo; and a Madonna and Child with Saints Apollonia and Bernardino with Angels from the church of Sant'Andrea a Frontignano.[5]

Among the other Sienese artists represented are Andrea Piccinelli ("Il Brescianino"), Bartolomeo di David, Bernardino Mei, Francesco Vanni, Pietro Lorenzetti, Rutilio Manetti and Ventura Salimbeni.[1]

The Florentine School is represented by one painting, an Annunciation by Benvenuto di Giovanni dating from between 1490 and 1500.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Buonconvento: Museo d’Arte Sacra della Val d’Arbia (in Italian). Fondazione Musei Senesi. Accessed July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Mark Ellingham, Jonathan Buckley, Tim Jepson (2015). The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria. London: Rough Guides. ISBN 9780241214046.
  3. ^ Christiane Splinter (editor) (2004). Toscana: guida completa (in Italian). Firenze: Giunti. ISBN 9788809034235.
  4. ^ Matteo di Giovanni: Pittore, (Sansepolcro, 1428 circa – Siena 1495) (in Italian). Fondazione Musei Senesi. Accessed July 2018.
  5. ^ Sano di Pietro: Scultore, (Siena, 1405-1481) (in Italian). Fondazione Musei Senesi. Accessed July 2018.

Further readingEdit

  • Serena Padovani, Bruno Santi (1981). Buonconvento, Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'Arbia (in Italian). Genova: Sagep Editore.
  • Anna Maria Guiducci (editor) (1998). Museo d'Arte Sacra della Val d'Arbia, Buonconvento (in Italian). Siena: Protagon Editori Toscani.