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From Cranach to Monet.

Lucas Cranach the Elder: <EM>Charity</EM>, n.d.Oil on panel. Courtesy of the JAPS CollectionsPhoto coutesy of&nbsp;the Fondazione Memmo, Roma
Lucas Cranach the Elder: Charity, n.d.
Oil on panel.
Courtesy of the JAPS Collections
Photo coutesy of the Fondazione Memmo, Roma
From Cranach to Monet.: Highlights from the Pérez Simón Collection
ROME  •  Fondazione Memmo  •  Ongoing

The Mexican-based Pérez Simón Collection is one of the most important private art collections in Latin America. It was begun in the early 1970s and over the past decades has assembled a large and significant group of works of art. These include not just paintings but also sculptures, works on paper and other objects. Now shown to the public for the first time in Europe, the Pérez Simón Collection aimed from the outset to be international in nature and to complement the holdings of Mexican museums. The time span covered by the works in the collection is a broad one, from the 14th to the mid-20th centuries, with the latter period particularly well represented through outstanding works of modern and contemporary art.

The exhibition opens with several 14th century Italian paintings and concludes with a particularly interesting group of 19th century works, one of the strongest areas within the collection.

Fondazione Memmo Web Site

Contact: Fondazione Memmo
Palazzo Ruspoli
Via del Corso 418
Tel: (39) 6 68 74 704

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