Italian art will be at the centre of two exhibits opening in Brussels this week to celebrate the semester of Italian EU presidency.
Paintings from Siena, Ars Narrandi in Europe’s Gothic Age, which opened on Tuesday at the Centre for Fine Arts Bozar, showcases over 60 masterworks from the 13th to the 15th century including the Crucifixion by Pietro Lorenzetti and Madonna and Child by Simone Martini.
The show wraps up on January 18, 2015. Another exhibit showcasing Italian contemporary art will also open at Bozar on Wednesday through January 18. The Yellow Side of Sociality features work by contemporary artists from across Italy who have migrated to another European country and vies to showcase the complexity of the Italian identity through, among others, installations by Marinella Senatore and Micol Assael.