Saturday, March 30, 2013

Up Close And Personal With A Renaissance Master

Piero della Francesca in America

Piero della Francesca (1411/13-1492), Saint Augustine, 1454-1469, 
oil and tempera on poplar panel, 52.4 x 23.8 in. (132 x 56.5 cm), 

The Frick Collection’s exhibition, Piero della Francesca in America, is the first exhibit in the United States devoted to the Renaissance master. Four of the seven paintings on display are from the Frick’s own collection - the museum has the largest holdings of Piero’s work outside of Europe. All the paintings on view were made for the artist’s home town, Borgo San Sepolcro. Six of the known eight panels from the altarpiece created for San Sepolcro’s Church of Sant’Agostino are united for the first time since the polyptych was taken apart after 1555. Accompanying them is the rarely lent “Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels” from the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. The exhibition will not travel.

More to come.

Piero della Francesca in America 
February 12, 2013 to May 19, 2013
1 East 70th Street, Manhattan, New York
Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Closed Mondays and holidays

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