July 7, 2017 18:30
On October 11, 1507, the painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi, known as Sodoma for his passions, had a golden ducat from the priory of Monteoliveto Maggiore convent to come to ‘Sancto Geminiano’ to paint a Sant’Ivo che amministra la giustizia (Sant’Ivo who administers justice) in the chapel in the entrance hall of Palazzo Vecchio del Podestà. In the following years he painted a Madonna con bambino, angeli e santi (Madonna with child, angels and saints), that was accomplished in 1513. This controversial artist, always supported by the aristocracy of Siena and surroundings, painted a work that is a little hidden in the heart of San Gimignano art places and that has recently been restored.
Also in this edition of Orizzonti Verticali Luca Scarlini accompanies us, throughout the story of one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures of the Renaissance, on an unusual and engaging journey to discover the artists who over the centuries have contributed with their works to the richness of the artistic and cultural heritage of the town of fine towers, adding another portrait after those of Maurits Cornelis Escher, Benozzo Gozzoli and Memmo di Filippuccio.