| by Silvia Messeri
Two important exhibitions to mark the 5th anniversary of the death of Girolamo Savonarola
Five centuries have passed since the historic stake was set up in Piazza della Signoria. Tuscany is dedicating a series of historical and artistic events for the fifth centenary of the death of that empassioned preacher, Fra' Girolamo Savonarola, who was burnt alive as a heretic in 1498. These include two important exhibitions, one in Florence and the other at Pistoia, dedicated to the painters who lived in the same period as Savonarola. The Fra' Bartolomeo and the "school of St. Mark" exhibition in Florence is divided into two sections; one at the Museum at the Convent of St. Mark and the other in the White Room at the Pitti Palace. The former contains about thirty works that were carried out for the convent by Baccio della Porta who, when he became a monk in 1500, took the name of Fra' Bartolomeo. These works of art have all been restored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure and have now, especially the larger paintings, regained all their original light and delicate colour. A further twenty paintings, carried out by Mariotto Albertinelli, Giovanni Antonio Sogliani and Lorenzo di Credi who, with others, were part of the "school of St. Mark", can be seen exhibited alongside the production of Fra' Bartolomeo.
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