Art Buzz May 24, 2013: New European Paintings Galleries, 1250-1800, at the Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art

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New European Paintings Galleries, 1250-1800, at the Met

Source: NYT, 5-24-13

Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Italian Baroque works in the Metropolitan Museum’s European paintings galleries, which have expanded by nearly a third and undergone a reinstallation.

When a monument wakes up, you notice. It’s been more than 40 years since the Metropolitan Museum of Art rethought what many considered its raison d’être, its galleries of European paintings….READ MORE

 A Fresh Home for Familiar Paintings

Source: NYT, 5-24-13

Photos from the new European galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art….READ MORE

Art Buzz February 15, 2013: Piero della Francesca: At the Altar of Renaissance Tuscany at the Frick Collection

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At the Altar of Renaissance Tuscany

Source: NYT, 2-15-13

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

Piero della Francesca in America , at the Frick Collection, shows six altarpiece panels by Piero, including “Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels.”

“Piero della Francesca in America,” at the Frick Collection, reunites six panels from a single altarpiece, painted by Piero in the mid-to-late 15th century….READ MORE

Art Buzz June 7, 2012: Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gate of Paradise restored

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Ghiberti’s Gate of Paradise restored

‘Extraordinary’ 27-year work says culture minister

Source: Ansa.it, 6-7-12

Ghiberti's Gate of Paradise restored

One of the glories of early Renaissance Italian art, Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gate of Paradise for the Florence Baptistery, has completed a 27-year restoration, Culture Minister Lorenzo Ornaghi said Thursday.

The Gate, whose famed gilding has been burnished with painstaking care and cutting-edge techniques, will be put on show at the Museo dell’Opera del Duomo from September 8, Ornaghi said.

Ornaghi paid tribute to the “extraordinary” work the restorers did.

Ghiberti, having established his reputation with his work on the northern gate of the Florence Baptistery in the early 15th century, was commissioned to design the eastern door in 1425.

It took him 27 years to complete the 20-foot-high masterpieces, 10 panels showing episodes from the Old Testament….READ MORE