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Home Museum Leonardo Tintori

Leonetto Tintori and Elena Berruti

Leonetto Tintori (Prato 1908-2000) was a multifaceted artist and an international fame art conservartor.

As artist he dedicated himself to many expressive techniques (from oil painting, pastel, tempera and fresco), to sculpture (ceramic, bronze, wood, gypsum) to “scagliola” and mosaic.

As art conservator leaded some of the most important renovation works of the twelve century, in particular those related to mural paintings(Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Masaccio). He also worked abroad, in Maya temples in Mexico, in Egyptian pyramids, in India, Corea, etc…

He and his wife Elena Berruti, painter like him, founded the artistic work Lab at Vainella, he is the managing director of all projects that take place in this structure (lesson plans, conferences, workshops, concerts) where ancient wall paintings techniques are taught, at the end of seventies. Then he donated the Lab, his home and his abundant collection of ancient and modern art works to municipality.

He and his wife are buried in a big Noah sarcophagus placed in front of their house.

 

The home museum collection

The home museo with the big park around (it has 2000 floor surface square metres) was Tintori’s and his wife home untill their death in 1987 and 2000, respectively.

The collection is composed of 300 art works, it is here preserved by art works made by heterogeneus materials such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fornitures, most of all mady by author himself. Even in the park are arranged 100 sculptural works made by Leonetto produced between 1950 and 1990.

In 1984 the whole building was donated to Prato district, from then on the Laboratorio per affresco di Vainella is situated behind the house.

This museum home is managed by Elena and Leonetto Tintori artistic work lab cooperation which is founded on research and study activities.

Leonetto Tintori "Arca di Noè"
Laboratorio di Vainella
Leonetto Tintori "Stele"

Addresses and contacts

Via di Vainella
, 1/G
- 59100
Prato
Website: http://www.laboratoriotintori.prato.it/
E-mail: info@laboratoriotintori.prato.it
Phone: 347 8293472 0574 464016
Fax: 0574 464016
Opening time Visits are possible only by booking and they are organized only one Sunday per month, except different requests of large groups.
Summer opening timeClosed from 20th July to 31st August.

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