AMART, the International Art Fair promoted by the Milanese art dealers, is coming.
Carlo Orsi Gallery will be exhibiting a ravishing lunette by Pelagio Palagi (1775-1860), which is an important addition to the catalogue of his work.
The painting bearing the title of Virtue Caressing Merit and Hounding Out Ignorance in the Presence of Scholarship is clearly associated with the fresco of the same subject Palagi painted in Palazzo Torlonia in Rome between 1813 and 1814 as part of the celebrated cycle illustrating the Story of Theseus (destroyed when the Palazzo was demolished to extend Palazzo Venezia (in 1901-2). The Allegory of Scholarship, personified by the elderly male figure seated on the right, was painted by a young Francesco Hayez, Palagi's pupil.
8-12 May 2019
Museo della Permanente, Milan