The Gallery, which today displays more than 150 artworks, was founded in 1974 by the City Council with the aim of stimulating citizens’ interest towards the ever current theme of the Resistance, reinterpreted by artists from Empoli and Tuscany from the Second World War through contemporary expressive languages.
Today a whole room is dedicated to this important historic theme while the other two rooms are dedicated to the artists Virgilio Carmignani and Sìneo Gemignani. Three frescoes of Carmignani are displayed which depict Christ on the cross and some portraits and drawings that the painter created during his time in a prisoner of war camp. The works of Sìneo Gemignani, a famous exponent of figurative realism, examine humanity in every small detail. His extraordinary piece Il soffiatore di vetro (The Glassblower) is particularly important for the city of Empoli.
Via G. del Papa, Empoli
Mon.-Sat. h. 08.00-13.30 e 14.30-18.30