THE MERCHANT, THE HOSPITAL, THE CHILDREN

In the sixth centenary of the death of Francesco Datini, from 27 November to 27 March 2011, will be held in Florence, an important art exhibition at the Istituto degli Innocenti. The works in the exhibition are part of a collection that shows the Florence of 1400 since Francesco Datini donated money to the Hospital Santa Maria Nuova. The 1400 for the city of Florence was a century of rebirth not only cultural but also economic and social period known as the Renaissance. The current renaissance would not only mean but also the renewal and rebirth of artistic innovation, especially in other subject areas. And the paintings considered in this show, do not emphasize the artistic and historic Florence, but Florence in 1400, is made of art thanks to the testimonies of the great masters of the Renaissance, but also in hospitals, community centers and community by period. The Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Florence will be one of the stars of the show accompanied by works on the fifteenth of the Innocents, where Francis Datini, donated his money to make these hospitals, more comfortable for patients, especially for children . No less important, the exhibition of the works of Renaissance masters, from Botticelli to Ghilberti, Piero di Cosimo, Domenico Ghirlandaio and of Luca and Andrea della Robbia.

Istituto degli Innocenti
The Santissima Annunziata Square 12, 50122 Florence
www.istitutodeglinnocenti.it