This is the catalog of the exhibition of the same name in the Museo Archeologico e d’arte della Maremma in Grosseto, held from May 1st to September 30th, 2008. The 31 masterpieces of 16th century Tuscan painting - a mixture of the Luzzetti collection and various other private collections - bear witness to the vast cultural richness offered by the Tuscan capital in the area of Renaissance Art. The color reproductions (both whole and in detail) are true to the original works and are accompanied by informative placards, placing at the reader’s disposal a pictoral treasure of rare beauty while simultaneously attracting experts and scholars due to the quality of many previously unpublished specimens. The majority of these paintings are to be seen for the first time in this book from private collections. They have the air of museum works even if they don’t belong to any museum (except for four paintings by il Riccio, owned by the Museo Archeologico e d’Arte di Grossetto). These works range from the beginning to the end of the 16th century, and come from some of the most celebrated artists of the time: Andrea del Minga, Jacopino del Conte, Francesco Brina, Giorgio Vasari, Francesco Ubertini called il Bachiacca, Pier Francesco Foschi, Francesco Salviati, Michele di Ridolfo, Taddeo Zuccari, Lorenzo Sabatini, Domenico Beccafumi, Bartolomeo Neroni called il Riccio, Ventura Salimbeni, Jacopo Coppi, Maso da San Friano, Girolamo Macchietti, Niccolò Betti, Francesco Morandini called il Poppi, Alessandro Allori, Andrea Boscoli, Agostino Ciampelli, Gregorio Pagani, and Jacopo Ligozzi.
Presentation by Emilio Bonifazi
Introduction by Gianfranco Luzzetti
Contributions by Giuseppe Cantelli e Federico Berti