From 20 January 2024, at the Amici dell’Arte, you can visit the exhibition dedicated to the seventeenth-century artist Elisabetta Sirani
When: January 20 – February 3, 2024
Where: Amici dell’Arte, via San Siro 13, Piacenza
The exhibition displays Elisabetta Sirani’s (1638-1665) early work, the altarpiece depicting St. Gregory Pope with St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Francis Xaverio painted by the artist when she was only 17 years old. The painting was commissioned by Marchesa Spada for a congregation in Parma. Today the painting is hosted in the Ursuline Institute of Mary Immaculate.
Elisabetta Sirani is considered a “fille prodige” of seventeenth-century Bolognese painting, whose death at only 27 years of age is shrouded in doubt and suggestion. Educated in art from childhood by her father Giovanni Andrea, Guido Reni’s first assistant, she was the first woman artist in Europe to found a women’s painting academy.
Friday 4-7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3-7:30 p.m.
For information see the event brochure.