Pietro Vannucci, Perugino.
National Gallery of Umbria.
2023 will be remembered as the year of Perugino. From March 4 to June 11, 2023, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of his death, the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia celebrates with a great exhibition Pietro Vannucci (1450 ca.-1523), the most important painter active in the last two decades of the fifteenth century. The exhibition, is entitled “The best teacher in Italy. Perugino in his time“, curated by Marco Pierini, director of the National Gallery of Umbria, and Veruska Picchiarelli, curator of the museum, returns to Perugino, absolute protagonist of the Renaissance, the role of artistic preeminence that his audience and his time had assigned him, through capital tests of his production, from the training until the Marriage of the Virgin of 1504, that is, at the time when he was at the peak of his extraordinary career. The exhibition, which will take place in Perugia, Best in Travel 2023 city of Lonely Planet, is the flagship event of the centenary celebrations, coordinated by a National Committee, established by the Ministry of Culture and chaired by Ilaria Borletti Buitoni, and involves some of the most important national and international museums, such as the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Caen, the National Gallery in Washington, in a real scientific partnership.