The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

What a treat for Western Australians to be privvy to A Window on Italy from the great house of Corsini, showcasing the masterpieces of Florence. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThis is the first time in 500 years this collection has left Italy and the Art Gallery of Western Australia is the only venue in Australia that it can be seen! Definitely one not to miss.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

And there is plenty on offer for all lovers of art and in particular works of the Renaissance and Baroque eras with names such as Botticelli and Tintoretto to name a few, can be found in this fascinating and immense collection. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

So many exquisite finds including original paintings of landscapes, The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australiamythological, religious, self portraits and much more.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPeriod costumes of clothes actually worn by Corsini family members on displayThe Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Elaborate and opulent dining setting The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australiaas well as kitchen ware delightfully displayed as it would have been centuries ago. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaAnd a gorgeous glimpse into the actual kitchen where Antonietta Corsini recorded her Recipes for Titbits in 1881. These included a sweet bread that needed 12 egg yolks and sugar and then beaten – for half an hour! Talk about a workout! Others included ginger biscuits, pizza and Christmas sweets.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

A family tree that reaches back to the 13th century and a rich and vibrant history of the family themselves. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThe Corsini’s were one of the most prominent families whose name was interwoven and held influence over Florence’s “citizens, politically, culturally and intellectually.”

The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThey even had a family Saint, Andrea Corsini as well as 3 cardinals and Pope Clement XII who were tied to the Corsini name. The portrait of Saint Andrea Corsini was defiled with bullet holes, which you can actually see, by nazi’s in 1944. The family chose not to restore it.The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

This fascinating portrait and it’s dark history, would never have seen the light of day had it not been for the quick thinking and bravery of Princess Elena Corsini. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThis amazing woman not only managed to get a large amount of her families collection to safety, but plastered a faux wall to conceal the artworks from the Germans. Apparently her efforts were still wet and the soldier who found the hidden loot was so enraged that there were no jewels that he shot poor Saint Adrian in the head and left the artwork behind. The Corsini Collection, Art Gallery of Western AustraliaThe photos taken do not do any justice to this amazing collection. Do go and see it yourself and learn more about this fascinating family, their history and tireless efforts of procuring, preserving and protecting these beautiful artifacts from such a rich span of time.

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A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection, Masterpieces From Florence

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

When: 24 February – 18 June 2018

Cost: Adults: $15 Concession: $12

Time:  10am – 5pm Wednesday to Monday
Closed Tuesdays

Call: Info line:  9492 6622 Reception:  9492 6600

Email: admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

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