Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A Marvelous New Exhibition of Verrocchio

He was Leonardo's teacher and master. From ArtNet:
Unless you’re an art history major, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the Florentine Renaissance painter and sculptor Andrea del Verrocchio. But you’ve certainly heard of his greatest pupil, Leonardo da Vinci.  Though his star student would go on to outshine him in the art historical canon, Verrocchio is nevertheless regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation, one whose technical and conceptual contributions to the arts paved the way for the High Renaissance in the early 16th century. And now, for the first time ever, a survey of his work has landed in America. On view now through January 2020 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, “Verrocchio: Sculptor and Painter of Renaissance Florence” brings together more than 50 of the master’s artworks, including drawings, sculptures, and paintings. (Read more.)

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