The book, which is the catalog of the exhibition held from June 22nd to November 3rd, leads the reader to discover artistic handicraft and local traditions. Aside from focusing on the Table Doria, which depicts a scene of the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci, the text deals with major artists such as Piero della Francesca, the most representative personality of Sansepolcro, who embodies the art and the culture of the city. The focus then shifts to the sixteenth century: in Città di Castello, at the beginning of the century, Raphael painted his first major altarpieces before leaving for Florence. In 1527, then, after the Sack of Rome, many painters came in the areas nearby Valtiberina. These include Rosso Fiorentino, a true genius of Mannerism, whose stay in those places will be fundamental for native artists. Until the twentieth century, therefore, this region has had a crucial role: not only as a destination for the study of great masters, but also because of the presence of masters of contemporary art such as Alberto Burri, who enhanced the prestige of Valtiberina.
Text by Giampiero Maracchi, Enrico Rossi, Catiuscia Marini, Agostino Bureca, Antonio Paolucci, Paola Refice, Sara Borsi, Francesca Mavilla, Laura Teza and Federica Faraone.PDF format