The visit to the exhibition “Carlo Portelli. An Eccentric Painter between Rosso Fiorentino and Vasari” presents an artist hitherto known only to the experts, when in fact he deserves far wider appreciation for his originality, his imagination and his ability to translate inventive concepts into painting in the manner of Vasari.
The star of the exhibition is a monumental altarpiece of the Immaculate Conception by Carlo Portelli – dated 1566 and formerly in the church of Ognissanti – which may rightly be considered to be his masterpiece.
The show, which comprises some fifty paintings, drawings and documents, sets out not only to enhance the Galleria dell’Accademia’s own altarpiece but also to encourage the crowds that daily visit the gallery to discover Portelli's visionary painting, reminiscent of the style of Rosso Fiorentino.
Guided visit: 1,5 hrs
Exhibition Ticket Full Price (Included in ticket for the Accademia Gallery): 12,50 €
Visit the museum collections too with the joint visit to the Accademia Gallery(3hrs).