The idea of this original exhibition came about in order to rectify such a severe shortcoming. The towns of Montepulciano, San Quirico d’Orcia and Pienza are each going to host a section of the exhibition dedicated to an important artist from the area and to his environment, inspired by a masterpiece already present in the towns. Each sector also envisages an itinerary to discover other works as significant as those on display but which, for various reasons, have remained in their original locations.
Domenico Beccafumi, the young artist – Montepulciano, Crociani Civic Museum and Picture Gallery
Starting with the delightful rediscovery of a documented work painted by the young Domenico Beccafumi, S. Agnese Segni, kept in the Civic Museum, the section illustrates the documents and accounts that led to the discovery of this important work and, subsequently, analyses the considerable problems relating to the artistic personality of the young Beccafumi, hosting a large number of his works together with masterpieces by Girolamo Genga, Fra’ Bartolomeo, Andrea del Brescianino and Lorenzo di Mariano known as Marrina, protagonists of the artistic environment in the province of Siena in the first decade of the 16th century.