Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano is now hosting an interesting art exhibition that collects paintings from the impressionists to Picasso. Sarcinelli palace is a Renaissance palazzo known for Bona Sforza, Maximilian III of Austria and Henry III of France as guests and for being headquarters to the public library and then to the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.
The building houses sixty works of art coming from the Johannesburg Art Gallery collection and narrating the exciting life and effort made by Lady Florence Phillips to establish and donate an Art and Cultural place to the community. The riveting story of this determined woman has its apex when we read that she had sold her precious light blue diamond to fund the commendable undertaking. Hence, the collection consists of works by Cezanne, Matisse, Courbet, Delacroix, Sisley, Pissarro, Signac, Turner, South-African artists and many more.
Unfortunately, pictures are not allowed to be taken, and in an hour, the event could easily be completed. The storytelling is smooth, as well as for the conceptual and historic connections. The curator is Simona Bartolena and the setting up and production is by Artika, Conegliano municipality and ViDi company. The event will end on 2 February 2020.