| by Sandro Pintus
The Madonna by Giotto
restored after the explosion of the bomb at the Uffizi
A priceless work of art, the "Madonna of San Giorgio alla Costa" by Giotto, has at last been restored to the world. This masterpiece of the Duecento is now exhibited again after the terrible damage inflicted by the bomb explosion at the Uffizi in May 1992. This painting of the Madonna enthroned with the Child and two angels by Giotto da Bondone was the "most illustrious" among the works of art and history that were damaged and its restoration, which was carried out by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, took over a year.
There were about twenty areas of damage caused by slithers of glass from a window; some of the splinters had penetrated so deeply that the restorers had to use tweezers to remove them.
FAN-Florence ART News
a cura di
Silvia Messeri & Sandro Pintus
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