Musée régional : Michelin's recommendations
The museum makes it possible to follow the artistic history of Messina since the Byzantine and Norman periods.The first rooms exhibit collections of paintings, bas-reliefs and capitals. Don't miss a very beautiful polychromed wooden crucifix from the first half of the 15C and the Madonna and Child, on a terracotta medallion, made by the Della Robbia brothers. The following room highlights Flemish influences. You will thus see the precision of the details and the realism of Flemish artists in the Polyptich of Saint Gregory, painted in 1473 by Antonello da Messina. This work combines the linearity of the composition, a perfect command of perspective and the Flemish attention to detail, particularly in the rendering of fabrics. Another room is given over to Girolamo Alibrandi, another artist from Messina, to whom we owe the admirable Saint Paul and The presentation to the Temple, painted in 1519. Rooms 6 and 7 are devoted to the introduction of mannerism to Messina. Another foreign influence: that of Caravaggio, who stayed in the town from 1608 to 1609 when he painted The Adoration of the Sheperds and the Resurrection of Lazarus. Your visit is completed with a look at objects illustrating the decorative and applied arts.
- Address : Via della Libertà 465 I - 98100 Messina98100Messina
- Phone : 090361292
- Prices : 3 €
Opening hours :
- Mon, Wed and Fri 9am-1.30pm, Tue, Thu and Sat 9am-1.30pm, 4pm-7pm, Sun and Bank Hols 9am-1pm