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Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria

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Corso Vannucci 19, Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia 06100, Italy
+39 075 58668415
https://gallerianazionaledellumbria.it/
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The Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria is the premier art gallery in the Palazzo dei Priori. The museum boasts 30 galleries of artwork, many of which were created by local artists throughout history.

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National Gallery of Umbria
The Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria is hosted in the upper floors of Palazzo dei Priori, with the entrance in Corso Vannucci. Born from the original nucleus of works from the local Academy of Fine Arts of Perugia—second half of the 16th century—the collection grew significantly between the end of the 1700s and the first half of the 1800s, and later was further enriched as a consequence of the suppression of the religious orders by the Unitarian State.
The current Museum arrangement, inaugurated in December 2006, occupies a surface of 4,000sq meters distributed on two levels. The prestigious collection, chronologically ordered, includes a wide variety of works, which range from paintings on wooden panels, canvases and frescoes, to sculptures in wood and marble, to goldsmiths and fabrics, all highly representative of Italian artistic production between the 13th and 19th century.
Among the masterpieces of the medieval and Renaissance periods, the works of Arnolfo di Cambio, Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Duccio di Boninsegna, Gentile Da Fabriano, Beato Angelico, Benozzo Gozzoli, Piero della Francesca and Francesco di Giorgio Martini stand out. Much space is given to Umbrian painters such as Benedetto Bonfigli, Bartolomeo Caporali and Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, and in particular to the renowned paintings of Perugino, Pintoricchio and their pupils and followers. Some sections are dedicated to the masterpieces of the Sienese goldsmiths and to the traditional “Perugian tablecloth”, to the production of ceramics and floor tiles of the 15th and 16th centuries and to the collection of drawings, among them a precious sanguine and ink Sketch by Federico Barocci. The display path continues with painting and sculptural evidence from the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s, among them the works of Pietro da Cortona, Orazio Gentileschi, Francesco Trevisani and Sebastiano Conca, and concludes with the thematic exhibitions dedicated to 19th century Perugian topography and the Carattoli Collection.

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New York City, New York State, USA

This lovely museum in Perugia is a great place to see some wonderful old paintings and it is currently home to a fabulous exhibition of the work of Josef Albers

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Moss Beach

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I'm in the National Gallery of Umbria today. I'm noticing the postures of the Madonna & Childs. The one in front of me is very naturalistic. The baby is squirming, grabbing his mother's face and kicking. She has a disapproving look, like, "Quiet down please! All these SAINTS are looking at us!"....
More.. "The haloes are shiny gold plates that reflect the head of the wearer. A bald saint has his bald head reflected. Mary's blue scarf is reflected...it must be hard to walk -- balancing such a large gold disc on one's head."

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A visit to Umbria isn't complete without exploring the elegant provincial capital of Perugia, and a visit to Perugia isn't complete without a stop in its delightful art museum. Even if 14th-16th century religious art isn’t your thing (the bulk of the collection is concentrated around that period) the building itself (restored in 2006) is worth an amble through.

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Local from Terni, Italy

The most important Umbrian painters of Middle Age and Renaissence.

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