Wednesday, December 6, 2017

At National Gallery explores relationship between three giants of Renaissance art

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Michelangelo, 'The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Taddei Tondo')', about 1504–05 © Royal Academy of Arts, London
LONDON---Through January, there is unique opportunity to explore the complex relationship between three giants of Renaissance art in a special display at the National Gallery. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael around 1500 brings together eight works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Raffaello Santi, or Raphael; three artists who were keenly aware of each other’s work and at times intensely rivalrous. Together they are credited as fathers of a new, dynamic, monumental, and psychologically incisive approach to art – the High Renaissance. The centrepiece of this free display is The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John, also known as the Taddei Tondo (1504–05). [More]