On Friday, March 25, 2011, Martinho Correia’s painting Anastasis was accepted into the collection of Cardinal Mauro Paicenza. The work is a painting of the resurrection of Christ and was a result of Martinho’s 60-page Master’s Degree thesis, which looked at the influence of theology on the development of Christian Art and on the liturgy. This is Correia’s first work of art to go in the Holy See.
Michael John Angel
Michael John Angel’s painting Annigoni 1954—Angel’s portrait of the great painter, Pietro Annigoni, under whom he studied in the late 1960s—is now part of the collection of the Villa Peyron Museum. The portrait was commissioned by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, for the show that opened the year-long celebration of Annigoni’s birth.
The Villa Peyron Museum is dedicated to the foreign artists who made their home in Florence and who dedicated their lives to the artistic principles that made Florence famous.
There is an announcement about this on the ARC home page (www.artrenewal.org/) with some lovely and provocative, brief quotations from Annigoni.