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Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture, The Frick Collection

Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments)

Exhibition Dates: 21 February–2 June 2019

The Frick is the first museum in the United States to present a major exhibition devoted to Giovanni Battista Moroni, who is best known for his portraits that seem to capture his sitters exactly as they appeared before him.

Although less familiar to audiences outside Italy, Moroni is celebrated as an essential figure in the Northern Italian tradition of naturalistic painting that includes Leonardo da Vinci, the Carracci, and Caravaggio. Nearly two dozen of the artist's most arresting portraits will be displayed at the Frick with a selection of Renaissance jewelry, armor, and other luxury items that together evoke the material world of Moroni and his sitters. Assembled from international private and public collections including the National Gallery in London, the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the paintings and objects bring to life a Renaissance society at the crossroads of the Venetian Republic and Spanish-ruled Milan. (Full press release to come in January.)

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