Kyiv: Italian authorities gave hundreds of religious paintings to Mexico. This is reported by the local media.
“All the canvases were painted in the 18th and 20th centuries by folk artists whose names are unknown. The paintings were kept in Mexican churches, where they were acquired by a private collector from Milan,” the message says.
It is known that a man owned paintings for several decades until he died, and the paintings were taken to the museums of Italy. Experts of religious paintings decided that they belong to the Mexican government, so the paintings should be returned.
We recall that in the evening on Sunday, January 27, the painting by Arhip Kuindzhi, Ai-Petri, disappeared from the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.