An exhibition featuring Italy's most valuable paintings kicked off in Shanghai on Wednesday, with 82 pieces of art from between the 15th and 20th centuries that belong to Italy's Uffizi museum.
The paintings were mainly landscapes, bodegones and portraitures made by Sandro Botticelli, Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518 - 1594), Tiziano Vecellio (1490-1576) and other artists.
"These paintings are very valuable in the Western artworks, and now we bring the best to China," said Antonio Natali, curator of the museum. "They're just like poems made by the artists' brushes."
The exhibit in Shanghai will last almost three months, ending on June 6, said Chen Xiejun, curator of Shanghai Museum. After that, Liaoning will continue to exhibit these artworks, Chen said.
The exhibition was co-organized by several groups including the Uffizi museum and the Shanghai Museum. (China Daily)