The ‘La della fonda’ is to open on Friday at the Sistine Chapel in Florence and be followed by a special celebration on Sunday, Marchetti has confirmed.
The Italian artist has revealed he will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the landmark in Florence with the installation of his most famous painting, the one that will also serve as a tribute to the late Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
“La dlla fonda will be open on the day of the coronation of the Pope and will be followed with a special evening reception,” he told a press conference on Friday.
“The coronation will be celebrated by the Duke of Florence and the Italian Government and by the Pope himself.”
It is a rare opportunity to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of an event that has shaped the Italian cultural landscape for the better part of the past two decades.
It was only in 2013 that the Italian artist began painting the iconic ‘La Fontaine’, which depicts the moment in 1935 when the city’s iconic statue of Christ appeared to be decapitated.
The work has been commissioned by the Italian government to be placed on the Vatican Basilica’s dome.
It has been painted by Leonardo DiCaprio, who has won an Oscar for his portrayal of the iconic figure.
However, the work is not currently on show outside the Vatican.