Friday, July 8, 2016

Giovanni di Paolo's Shimmer of Gold at the Getty Center

"Branchini Madonna" (1427) by Giovanni di Paolo.Italian, 1403-1482Tempera and gold leaf on panel72 x 39 in. (182.9 x 99.1 cm)The Norton Simon FoundationF.1978.01.P© The Norton Simon Foundation
CALIFORNIA---Giovanni di Paolo (about 1399–1482), manuscript illuminator and panel painter, was one of the most distinctive and imaginative artists in Renaissance Siena. Presented together at the J. Paul Getty Museum for the first time since its dispersal, the altarpiece will be displayed alongside works on panel and on parchment by Giovanni and his close collaborators and contemporaries. The exhibition, which features a number of important international loans, also offers insights into his technique of working with and on gold to create masterful luminous effects.

 J. Paul Getty Museum: "The Shimmer of Gold: Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena ~ The Branchini Altarpiece" (October 11, 2016 – January 8, 2017); 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA; (310) 440-7300;