WINCKELMANN, FLORENCE AND THE ETRUSCANS - THE FATHER OF ARCHAEOLOGY IN TUSCANY
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, FLORENCE
May 26, 2016 - January 30, 2017
The Sehen Foundation has given its contribution to this exhibition, created as part of the celebrations for the double anniversary of Johann Joachim Winckelmann: the 300th anniversary of his birth and the 250th anniversary of his death (1717-1768). The exhibition, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Heritage, Culture and Tourism, is organized in collaboration with the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, the University of Florence and the Winckelmann-Gesellschaft in Stendal, Germany. The initiative is part of a rich program of cultural events dedicated to this famous historian, which will span the 2017-2018 biennium 2017-2018 with several exhibitions that will be held in various Italian and German cities.
The reasons to honor this important figure in the history of arts and archaeology originate from the long tradition of Winckelmannian studies in Florence and Tuscany. The exhibition offers the opportunity to think through one of the central aspects of Winckelmann’s History of Art in Antiquity: the role of the Etruscans in the evolution of artistic creations, between the Egyptian and Greek civilizations.
For more information:
- "Winckelmann, Florenz und die Etrusker. Der Vater der Archäologie in der Toskana"
Catalogue in German [ISBN: 9783447106382]
- "Winckelmann, Firenze e gli Etruschi - Il padre dell’archeologia in Toscana"
Catalogue in italian [ISBN: 9788846745187]
- National Archaeological Museum of Florence