Saturday, November 7, 2015

16th century Verona, Italy takes centerstage this fall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Detail of "Madonna and Child with Saints" (1520) by Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, 1474–1555)
NEW YORK---A landmark installation of work by Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, 1474–1555) will redefine our understanding of the Italian city of Verona during the early sixteenth century. Verona's location at a significant crossroads between northern Italy and northern Europe encouraged Girolamo dai Libri and the members of the vibrant Veronese school to synthesize various influences, fusing the sculptural, classicizing style of nearby Padua, the luminous sensibility of Venetian painting, and the meticulous attention to naturalistic detail inspired by northern European artists. The focal point of this installation is Girolamo's majestic altarpiece of the Madonna and Child with saints, on loan to the Robert Lehman Collection from the Department of European Paintings.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Girolamo dai Libri and Veronese Art of the Sixteenth Century" (Nov. 16, 2015–Feb. 7, 2016); 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY; (212) 535-7710; metmuseum.org
Girolamo dai Libri (Italian, 1474–1555). Madonna and Child with Saints (detail), ca. 1520. Tempera and oil on canvas; arched top, 157 x 81 1/2 in. (398.8 x 207 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1920 (20.92)