Renaissance

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Exhibitions

Botticelli’s violent stories have a contemporary resonance in #MeToo era

“Spalliera” panels depicting parables are reunited at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for the first time in 500 years

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Leonardo da Vinci

Twelve Leonardo shows to open simultaneously in the UK to mark 500th anniversary of artist’s death

Drawings from the Royal Collection go on show around the country this week before larger surveys in London and Edinburgh later in the year

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Conservation

Restoration for early Renaissance pulpit will get the big-screen treatment

The 1301 carved pulpit will undergo a two-year intensive monitoring programme

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Exhibitions

Piero della Francesca exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum is largest ever—with 11 works

Half of movable works by Renaissance master included in St Petersburg show

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Hands-on research underpins a pioneering chiaroscuro woodcut exhibition

Scientists and artists replicated the Renaissance design, inking and printing process

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Exhibitions

The Getty’s Renaissance Nude explores issues of power and sexuality—but don’t expect a #metoo reckoning

The show includes male and female examples for historic accuracy, its lead curator says

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Exhibitions

Big on Bruegel: Vienna museum assembles largest show on the artist

A literally once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum

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Books

Sidney Knafel's collection of French 16th- to 18th-century faïence promised to the Frick Collection

The collector's collection of 75 magnificent pieces

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Books

Renaissance prints as sources of images for maiolica and bronze reliefs

The interactions of Renaissance drawing, printing and ceramics

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Books

What books in paintings mean

The significance of books in works of art

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Renaissance

Isenheim Altarpiece restoration finally back on track after public outcry

More than 30 conservators will treat paintings and sculptures, seven years after French culture ministry halted reckless cleaning of two panels

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Books

Reputations redeemed by art: two books examine what made Charles I and II great collectors but bad rulers

Despite the failings of the Stuart kings, their art collections stand in their favour, as exhibitions in the UK this year have shown

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Exhibitions

Tintoretto’s 500th anniversary takes over Venice

The “avant-garde superstar” of the Renaissance is celebrated in his home city before works make rare trip to the US

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Books

Telling us why and how: a groundbreaking study of Veronese’s techniques and paintings

These two books—very different in approach—analyse the process and works of the Italian Renaissance painter

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Books

Thinking with pictures: how images were used for philosophical thinking in the Early Modern period

A rich and fascinating book on what can rightly be called the art of philosophy

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Attribution

Italian museum discovers painting by Renaissance master Andrea Mantegna in its collection

The Accademia Carrara in Bergamo has re-attributed the 15th-century work Resurrection of Christ

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Diary of an art historian

Design or colour? Look to Titian

A shoestring trip to La Serenissima—and a thumbs-up for Simon Schama

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Lost art

Lost Art: the Fondaco dei Tedeschi frescoes by Titian and Giorgione

Noah Charney on works that we cannot see, but which remain as an influence to those who did see them

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Tefaf trends: Sweden is in, England is out, but Italy is always in vogue

Melanie Gerlis sets the scene for six specialist collecting categories at this year’s Maastricht fair

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Lost art

Lost Art: Field of the Cloth of Gold

Noah Charney on the hundreds of works that were described those who saw them as wondrous, but which were only ever meant to be temporary

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Exhibitions

Sittow survey in Washington, DC, helps celebrate 100 years of Estonian Republic

Court artist had an impressive roster of sitters including Mary Rose Tudor

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Art market

New discoveries add value to Old Master drawings

From Pontormo to Klimt, dealers invest in research in the hope of boosting prices

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Leonardo da Vinci

A new Leonardo? Scholarly show claims to reveal master’s hand

Worcester Art Museum argues for reattribution of altarpiece panels by Verrocchio’s workshop

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In the frame

Anyone for art? Asad Raza's tennis court installation in a former Milan church was ace