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The Renaissance in Sassoferrato Pietro Paolo Agabiti – The painter and sculptor contemporary with Della Robbia and Raffaello

Sassoferrato, a timeless journey in history

An exhibition about Pietro Paolo Agabiti, an artist from Sassoferrato, and about the rich little-known Renaissance context in Sassoferrato, that this event aims to rediscover and revalue.

Agabiti was born around 1470 in Sassoferrato and, after his studies in the workshop of Cima da Conegliano in Veneto, he got to know Marco Palmezzano’s artistic style and from that, he found the inspiration for his most important paintings.

He was a solitary painter in the local environment, nonetheless capable of high-quality spectacular works of art.

 

The exhibition is meant to be an itinerary to discover the Renaissance works in Sassoferrato and its surroundings, hence its traveling feature. This is not only to help the visitors to discover little-known spots in the town but also to give the possibility to admire the works of art in those places where they were imagined and executed in the first place.

Among other, the discovery of Agabiti as a valuable sculptor is a real novelty for the exhibition.

Indeed, following the tradition of 1700 and 1800 works of art, it was possible to credit many high-quality important works to Agabiti, such as the “Cristo e Angeli” in San Facondino Church, which is a proof of how his studies in Veneto were also important for the sculptures’ production.

His works of art, both paintings and sculptures, tell the extraordinary story of a curious artist, contemporary with many important artists, such as Cima da Conegliano, Luca Signorelli and Lorenzo Lotto, who managed to work with them and to take inspiration, ideas and teachings, while maintaining his own style.


OPENING TIMES

25th July to 14th September: daily 10am – 1pm / 3.30pm – 6.30pm
15th September to 7th November: Thursday to Tuesday: 10am – 1pm / 3.30 pm – 6.30 pm (closed on Wednesday)

Guided tour at 12pm and 5.30 (available also on request at other times)

Admissions every 30 minutes for groups up to maximum 10 people
Last entry 30 minutes before closing time

Advance booking is required

MAM’S – Contemporary art gallery ticket is included in all ticket fares

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