Cimabue’s Crucifix to be admired in Arezzo

By |2024-06-03T11:33:45+02:00June 3rd, 2024|Around Us, Tourist Informations|

The Basilica of San Domenico in Arezzo, founded in 1275 and completed in the 14th century, is a fascinating example of Gothic architecture. With a simple brick facade and a spacious interior illuminated by stained glass windows, the basilica is not only a place of worship but also a custodian of important works of art, including Cimabue's famous Crucifix. Cimabue, born in Florence around 1240, is considered a pioneer of Italian painting, known for his innovative style combining realism and expression. His Crucifix, made between 1268 and 1271, depicts Christ in a dynamic and suffering pose. The work underwent significant restorations in 1917 and 2005. Today, the basilica is open to visitors year-round, offering a unique artistic and spiritual experience.