From October 6th, 2012, until January 6th, 2013, the Palazzo Trinci of Foligno will host an exhibition dedicated to the Blessed Angela of Foligno (1248-1309), considered the greatest Italian mystic and beatified by the people (there is no papal bull concerning the Angela’s beatification, Pope Clement XI in 1701 officially authorized the public worship given the huge following of believers, ed), entitled ”Dal visibile all’indicibile. Crocifissi ed esperienza mistica in Angela da Foligno” (“From the visible to the unspeakable. Crucifixes and mystical experience in Angela of Foligno”).
The exhibition is divided into two sections: the first, the “visible“, concerns the various pictures, paintings, depicting crucified Christ. The paintings had a very important role in the life of Angela, helping her to have intense and impressive visions, until to reach the ecstasy.
10 canvases (7 Crucifixion, 2 Deposition from the Cross and a Lamentation), included in the period from the twelfth century to the twelfth and chosen because, most likely, are the same works that are observed and influenced the Blessed. And the figure more stimulating for the Blessed was precisely the suffering Son of God.
The second part, “the unspeakable“, focuses on the Codes, the medieval manuscripts that make up the Liber (early fourteenth-early fifteenth century), the story of the mystical experience of Angela by the Franciscan “frater A.”.
Their humble and resigned appearance must not to mislead and indeed, since the censorship was very strong at that time, especially in the early years of the fourteenth century, just the ordinary and modest look allowed them to get to this day, passing from hand to hand.
Opening hours: from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 19:00. Closed on Mondays, December 25th, 2012 and January 1st, 2013.