Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Frick Collection exhibits two restored Renaissance paintings by Paolo Veronese

Paolo Veronese (1528–1588), St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter, 1566–67, oil on canvas, 65 1⁄2 × 81 1⁄2 inches, San Pietro Martire, Murano; photo: Ufficio Beni Culturali del Patriarcato di Venezia.
NEW YORK, NY.- This fall, The Frick Collection presents a focused exhibition on two important Renaissance paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese (1528– 1588), St. Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter. While the paintings are known to scholars, their remote location in a church in Murano, an island in the lagoon of Venice known today for its glassmaking studios and shops, has made them difficult to study. St. Jerome in the Wilderness has been exhibited outside the church only once—in 1939, in the Paolo Veronese exhibition at Ca’ Giustinian, in Venice— while St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter has not left the church since being installed in the early nineteenth century. Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, on view October 24, 2017, through March 25, 2018, provides a unique opportunity for an international audience to discover these two masterpieces in the Frick’s unique setting.  [More]