Renaissance art

Acquisitions round up: Art Institute of Chicago acquires Magdalena Abakanowicz's horsehair wall hangings

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

First major show of Sandro Botticelli’s drawings to include five newly attributed works

Exhibition at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor will bring together 27 drawings and reunite Uffizi’s Adoration of the Magi with its preparatory designs for the first time

The Big Review: Vittore Carpaccio at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC ★★★★☆

The painter’s masterpieces show that his influences stretched beyond Venice and at times touch on the miraculous.

New York's Frick Collection acquires its first-ever Renaissance portrait of a woman

According to the museum, the portrait by Giovanni Battista Moroni is “the most significant Italian Renaissance painting” it has acquired in more than half a century

Nativity scene by Renaissance master saved from leaving the UK

Rare work by Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi, valued at £277,990, will go on show at Ulster Museum

First major Donatello exhibition to come to UK after rave reviews in Italy

The Victoria and Albert Museum show next year will explore the life and legacy of the “driving force behind the Italian Renaissance”

A glorious show of Tudor royal splendour to open at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Masterpieces amassed in Renaissance England are brought together in an exhibition freed from expectations to tell a “hallowed national narrative”

Art marketpreview

From a Niki de Saint Phalle fountain to a splashy David Hockney print: our pick of the highlights from September's sales

Plus, a Pre-Raphaelite treasure, an iconic James Bond poster and a set of nine intricately inlaid panels

Booksreview

Stolen by the Nazis and a talking point in Cold War Poland: the strange journey of Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine

Eden Collinsworth tells a breathless, flowery tale of the celebrated Cecilia Gallerani portrait

NFTnews

NFT twist is latest development in saga of contested ‘Leonardo’ painting hidden in a Swiss vault

A painting of a princess possibly by the Old Master has been sold digitally—but questions remain over its provenance, the inherent value of non-fungible tokens and who owns what

Only known work by female Old Master artist Caterina Angela Pierozzi unveiled in London

For centuries, it was thought that none of her paintings survived—now a new discovery is on show at Colnaghi Gallery

Forgotten chapter of Renaissance and Baroque painting to be set in stone

An exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum will look at how artists incorporated the unique properties of polished stone into their paintings

A flying visitation: presence of life-size insect in Dürer painting puzzles experts

Early copy of The Feast of the Rose Garlands in National Gallery exhibition includes a fly on the lap of the Virgin

Booksreview

Beyond Artemisia: Italy’s forgotten women artists revealed in new book

This well-researched volume confirms that female artists were far more numerous—and talented—than previously recorded

First major Donatello exhibition in nearly 40 years to open in Florence

The Renaissance master is "more important than Giotto, Raphael or Caravaggio" say the curators of the show, which will travel to Berlin and London

All glitz and glamour? Hollywood’s new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Plus, the rise of private museums and Renaissance portraits at the Rijksmuseum

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No fillers in weighty show of Renaissance portraits

A major exhibition that includes nearly 90 paintings at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum boasts a series of blockbuster-calibre loans

The story of how a Renaissance papal librarian took up residence in New England is uncovered in this book

The authors explain who Tommaso Inghirami was and how the first painting by Raphael came to the US

Order, imagination and technology at the new Ringling Museum

After rebuilding work lasting ten years and costing $20 million, the Ringling Museum has been reopened to the public.