Unprecedented loans for this exhibition include the three extraordinary reliquaries (Museo di San Marco, Florence) a magnificent altarpiece
of Paradise (Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence) and the jewel-like Corsini Triptych (Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini, Rome).
The gallery has welcomed back Virgin and Child in Glory, a 344-year-old altarpiece
by Bartolome Esteban Murillo, following the major conservation project.
1574), he synthesises the heroic with the naturalistic, to create an altarpiece
in keeping with Counter-Reformation demands.
is a stained glass painting called circulum vitae - the life circle.
Commissioned to celebrate the re-installation of the Morris textile altarpiece
, which can be seen in the Lady Chapel, the contemporary works reflect the themes and colours in the embroidery, as well as taking inspiration from the cathedral's stained glass windows, which were also created by the famous 19th century arts and crafts designer.
Visions of Paradise: Botticini's Palmieri Altarpiece
The exhibition, Visions of Paradise: Botticini's Palmieri Altarpiece
, runs until Valentine's Day.
The first explains how Lippi's altarpiece
, completed sometime around 1457 and currently displayed in Berlin's Staatliche Museen, represents a fundamental shift in the artistic style of the time.
ACROWD-FUNDING campaign has seen The Bowes Museum raise PS21,000 in the nick to time to conserve a 15th Century altarpiece
However, this presentation, as is typical of the Frick, also displayed a solid scholarly reevaluation of the remains of the Saint Augustine Altarpiece
(1454-1469), both as a key work in Piero's career and as a hallmark of his early style.
His journey starts at the altarpiece
of Ghent Cathedral, created by the Van Eyck brothers.
Interestingly, however, the first altarpiece
to be installed was not recorded until 1675, six years after de' Pazzi's canonization, and it was a Renaissance painting originally created and used for another altar with a different dedication more than 150 years earlier (Mondini 68).