Collection of Engravings and Lithographies –Vito Merlini Donation

The collection is composed of 279 sheets including engravings, xylographies, lithographies and silk-screen printings. It is a gathering of works that mostly document a specific period of our artistic history namely the second part of the 20thcentury that saw the significant development of Italian and foreign graphics. Vito Merlini, former doctor of Peccioli, has gathered a broad collection of graphics, part of which was donated to the Municipality of Peccioli in 2006.  The collection includes sheets by informal artists, as well as figurative and metaphysical works.  Many are the engravers (Viviani, Piacesi, Bartolini, Zancanaro, Gulino, Monatti, Greco, Morena, Paris, etc.) and also the painters and sculptors who devoted their talent to the engraving and lythographic techniques with extraordinary results: Baj, Freddo, Carrà, Guerricchio, Guttoso, Possenti, Borlotti, Maffi, Manzù, etc. Several are the well-known names: Accardi, Annigoni, Cantatore, Dorazio, Fattori, Goya, Marino Marini, Mirò, De Chirico, Dalì, Saetti, Sassu, Scialoja, Soffici, Vangi, Vittorini and others.

Free entrance.

By contacting the museum secretariat by fax (0587 670831) schools and groups may book guided visits also outside opening times.

Buses driving uphill and downhill are allowed to stop near Piazza del Carmine with the possibility of parking nearby.

In case of bad weather, it is possible to book the Centro Polivalente di Piccioli for packed lunches. Please contact the secretariat for advance booking.  


La scheda

Indirizzo: Via Lambercione, 5 - Peccioli
Orario: Winter (01/11 - 31/03): Saturdays, Sundays and holidays - 10 - 13, 15 – 19.
Summer (01/04 – 31/10): Saturdays, Sundays and holidays - 10 – 13, 16 – 20.
Closed on new year’s eve, first of May, 15th August, Christmas and in the afternoon of new year’s eve and of Christmas eve if these coincide with the opening days.
Responsabile: Secretariat:Fondazione Peccioli per l’Arte - Piazza del Popolo, 10 56037 – Peccioli (PI)
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