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Leonardo da Vinci  Study for the head of Christ for The Last Supper [Testa di Cristo]  c.1495 drawing on paper 40 x 32 cm [HxW] Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano

Leonardo da Vinci
Study for the head of Christ for The Last Supper
[Testa di Cristo]
c.1495
drawing on paper
40 x 32 cm [HxW]
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano

The exhibition Three Centuries of Italian Art is an overview of 300 years of Italian art from 1500 to 1800 including masterworks from the Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo eras. More than one hundred works from public and private collections in cities such as Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice and Naples are displayed chronologically. Subjects include Christian religious imagery, allegory, mythology, portraits and views.

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Three Centuries of Italian Art was curated by Arte e Civilta Fondazione Cultura Lombarda in collaboration with the Soprintendenza di Roma.

The exhibition was arranged by the Italian Government as its major international cultural promotion in the visual arts for 2002.

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The National Gallery of Australia acknowledges with gratitude the support of the Italian Government