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Special Exhibitions Italian Renaissance Paintings Exhibit in Henan Museum
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       Updated:2006-09-29      Text:Large /  Medium  /  Small  


The Italy Original Paintings Exhibition opened on 23 Septemberin Henan Museum in Zhengzhou. It’ll last one month, from 23September to 22 October. The whole exhibition covers 49masterpieces which painted by the world celebrated painters of therenaissance period.

The Italy Original Paintings Exhibition is hosted jointly byItaly Florence Bellini Museum, Xianghai Louige Bellini Art CulturalScheming Ltd. Company and Henan Museum. These 49 treasures all comefrom Belinis’ family.

Belinis had a great renown for collection paintings in theworld. Especially, Jacopo Bellini, Gentile Bellini and GiovanniBellini were notability artist during the renaissance. Belinisbegan to collect paintings and other treasures from the eighteencentury. They had collected a large numbers of antiques in eighteencentury. Then they set up Belini Museum early in 1704 in Florence.The family had collected paintings for several hundred years up tonow. Almost there are 20,000 rare treasures of the renaissance verydistinguished in the museum. Now Louige Bellini the curator is the17th generation progeny of Bellinis. And all the paintings areshowing in Henan Museum coming from Belini’s.

The exhibition really attracted many visitors. In the firstweek, more than 50,000 people visited the famous 49 works. Such alarge number was unexpected. During these days, in order toappreciate these valuable paintings, people had to waiting for verylong time every day. Such a great passion to see the paintingsexhibition embodied that Henan, a famous city of the center ofChina which have a long history, had a high appreciation forculture.