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Mona Lisa's Smile and Renaissance Heroes  
26 Apr2019
Friday
Authentic relics from Da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo will be in Chongqing Museum from April 26th to August 8th.

"Miracles: Mona Lisa's Smile and Three Renaissance Heroes - Bellini Family Collection Special Exhibition" is the best gift of art from Italy for everyone in Chongqing and  China. It is a complete interpretation of the history of the Renaissance spanning four centuries.

In the same gallery, the 161 original masterpieces are displayed, including:

-- Leonardo Da Vinci and his Mona Lisa, Santa Ana,

-- Michelangelo's classical sculptures Longfranch's Knife Grinder, Jesus Down the Cross,

-- Rafael's oil painting "The Virgin Mother and the Son" and "The Baptist Saint John's Sermon" and other precious cultural relics.

Other masterpieces in the show include:

-- The first Renaissance sculpture, Donatello's coloured gold-plated wooden statue, "Young Girl"

-- The early Baroque style, a representative of Rubens'oil painting, "Cupid and Psyche"

-- The 15th century's wet mural painter Beyato Angelico, "The Virgin Mary and the Son"

-- Canaletto, an Italian painter in the 18th century and his classic landscape canvas, "Casual Thoughts: Venice's Grand Archway"

--The Sculpture by Andre de Veroquio, Teacher Da Vinci, "Goliath's Head"
This special exhibition is divided into three parts:

-- Immortal Works: Renaissance Master Genealogy,

-- Family Inheritance: Bellini Family Collection History,

--Art and Religion: Renaissance Humanistic Spirit.

The 161 pieces of art treasures on display are collected by 21 generations of the Bellini Family in Italy for over 600 years.

This Renaissance Art fest is organized by Chongqing Metropolitan Media Group, the Bellini Museum of Italy, the Himalayan Museum of Art in Shanghai and Beijing Sanmeng International Cultural Communication Co., Ltd.

In this special exhibition, the Bellini family collection "Mona Lisa's Smile" to be shown is by Leonardo Da Vinci's most famous student: Benadino Louis, as the "Respect for Teachers".

Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The collection on display in Chongqing is a masterpiece of the same period as the Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum. Louis created this work with the same models and scenes as the Mona Lisa in the Louvre.

Chongqing is the one of the top tourist sources to Europe and the largest tourist destination in China. It has over 550 million tourists in 2018.

Chongqing Museum is located in the Cathy Art Center in Jiefangbei, next to Hongyadong.

It is close to Subway station Linjiangmen of line 2 and Xiaosizi of line 6.

All the pictures are provided by Bellini Museum of Italy:

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