Gosia Fort writes:
What a coincidence that you illustrated the note about the renaissance exhibit headed for New York with Poland's most valuable possession, Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine - acquired by Czartoryski family and housed in Czartoryski's National Museum in Cracow. This masterpiece is on a display in Berlin only until October 31. After this date it is going back to Cracow and will not be traveling with the rest of the renaissance exhibit to New York.
I like to illustrate every article with at least one image. I played the video, stopped when something caught my eye, and grabbed a screen capture. So it was a coincidence that this painting ended up as the illustration. But I'm glad it did.
Gosia is a native of Poland. Her husband Tom Fort was the editor of our print journal The Asylum for several years. For a time they were neighbors of mine, living just down the street from the house I owned in Pittsburgh before I got married. Two numismatic libraries on the same street, with little duplication between them!
Ursula Kampmann passed along a link to a recent article in Coins Weekly where she illustrates some of the items in the exhibit, including medals.
The Gemäldegalerie Berlin and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have undertaken a landmark project tracing the development of the Italian portrait in the fifteenth century.
In Berlin the event takes place in autumn 2011 in the beautifully restored Bode-Museum, it is subsequently on view at the Metropolitan Museum. The show is placed under the auspices of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Exploring the rise and the development of the individual portrait thus means dealing with a complex story, the character of which changes depending on where one is and when. The show will focus on the complex history of the portrait in Florence from Donatello and Masaccio down to Verrocchio and Botticelli; it will study portraiture at the courts of northern Italy, from Pisanello to Mantegna and Francesco Laurana as well as the development of portraiture in Venice from Giambono to Antonello da Messina, Bellini and the Lombardi.
To read the complete article, see:
Faces – Masterpieces of Italian Portraiture
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
RENAISSANCE EXHIBIT INCLUDING MEDALS HEADED FOR NEW YORK
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