Italy paints Brussels yellow

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Italian art from the past and the present is being shown here at Bozar in Brussels.

This exhibition of art from Siena has been organised to coincide with Italy’s presidency of the European Union.

There are Gothic paintings from the 13th century and contemporary Sienese art of today.

Italian Ambassador to the EU Stefano Sannino explains the link between the two periods.

“Yellow is the colour of socialising and living together. Yellow reminds us of the golden works of the Sienese school, and at the same time it represents the innovation and creativity of Italians,” he said.

Nicola Setari, the curator of the exhibition, said that culturally minded Italians have “always put art at the centre of common living.”

“This was a point of big strength of the Italian communes ( like Siena),” he said.

The Yellow Side of Sociality runs until January 18th.

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