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Siena: a great exhibition of the Passion to the Resurrection


by Simone Focardi – From 1 March 2013 the Metropolitan Opera at the arrival of Easter offers, on the occasion of the faith what is the adverse reaction of ativan “Resurrexi. From Passion to the Resurrection “, a tour among the masterpieces of the monumental complex of the Cathedral of Siena.

An exhibition of great value that tells its story through the precious miniatures that make up the manuscripts on parchment, the frescoes and paintings on wood, the last moments of the life of Christ, divided into a fascinating journey inside the monumental complex of the Cathedral of Siena .

The itinerary is developed mainly in two places: in the Crypt, frescoed environment and in the Museum of the Opera was established in 1860 to preserve the masterpieces from the cathedral.
The figurative cycle that unfolds along the walls of the crypt includes stories from the Old and New Testaments.
Particularly important are the four great scenes painted on the wall of the Crucifixion, the Deposition from the Cross, the Deposition in the tomb and the resurrection of the dead, carried out by a group of Sienese artists of the second half of the thirteenth century.

In adjacent rooms frescoed environment, where you can admire some of the ancient structures of the church related to the period from the twelfth to the fourteenth century, are on display illuminated manuscripts from the cathedral and belonging to the Easter liturgy where the incipit of Latin incipit ‘entrance to the Easter Mass, Resurrexi, et adhuc tecum sum. Hallelujah (I have risen, I am still with you. Alleluia), Christ identifies himself and makes himself known, in fact, in his new risen state.

Leaving the Crypt and through the old Gothic portal of the New Cathedral, we arrive at the Museum of the Opera, where, on the first floor of an air conditioned room, you can admire the Stories of the Passion painted by Duccio on the back of the great altarpiece ‘altar with the Majesty made for the Cathedral of Siena between 1308 and 1311.
The scene with the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem, as told in the Gospels and prophesied by Zechariah (9, 9), from the start to the whole story of the Passion stories.

This was followed by twenty-five episodes, by the washing of the feet, to capture, from eleven stories about the trial of the great scene of the Crucifixion, the Deposition from the Cross to the poetry scene of the Resurrection, in which Christ is only mentioned. The scene depicted in fact, sees the three Marys who will come to the tomb to receive them the angel who tells them the big event.
Information:
Crypt under the cathedral of Siena and the Museum of the Opera
from 1 March to 31 August 2013
Hours: 10:30 to 19:00, last entry 18:30
Tickets: Opa The Pass (ticket): € 12.00
Cathedral and Piccolomini Library, and Museum of Panorama from Facciatone, crypt under the cathedral, baptistery, Oratorio S. Bernardino
The exhibition will be able to book tours for adults and children
Info and bookings: 0577 286300 – opasiena@operalaboratori.com – www.operaduomo.siena.it


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