Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Virginia Museum Hosts Exhibit “The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi”

By  John Ruscher
“Seven Saints in Adoration” by Bartolo di Fredi
VIRGINIA - A momentous reunion is happening at the University of Virginia. No, we’re not talking about alumni returning to town to relive their glory days. This goes back much further than even Mr. Jefferson himself—all the way to 14th century Italy, when painter Bartolo di Fredi took up his brush to create an altarpiece for a church in his native city of Siena. As he applied his tempera and gold leaf, he surely didn’t imagine that half a century later parts of his painting would scatter across the globe, nor that they would be reunited for “The Adoration of the Magi by Bartolo di Fredi: A Masterpiece Reconstructed,” an exhibition opening Friday at the UVA Art Museum. [link]