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La pittura più bella del mondo
Intermediate
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La pittura più bella del mondo (the most beautiful picture in the world) is a documentary exploring the history of a fresco painting found in the town of Borgo Sansepolcro in Tuscany: The Resurrection by Piero della Francesca. The town frames the story told by writers, poets, and artists.

La Resurrezione di Piero della Francesca
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La pittura più bella del mondo - La Resurrezione di Piero della Francesca - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Borgo Sansepolcro is an out-of-the-way Tuscan city. But, as this video sets out to explain, it boasts one of the most beautiful paintings in the world, so it is well worth the journey. The video begins with some passages from a 1925 essay by Aldous Huxley: “The Best Picture.” We have translated the Italian translation back into English, for learning purposes, but you can find the original English version here.

La pittura più bella del mondo - La Resurrezione di Piero della Francesca - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

The host describes the fascinating story of a British army captain who, during World War II, happened to have read Aldous Huxley's words (quoted in the previous segment), and remembered them just in time.

La pittura più bella del mondo - La Resurrezione di Piero della Francesca - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Italy

Restoring the Resurrection was a lengthy and complex process, consisting of reinforcement, cleaning, and the retouching of the painting itself.

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