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The Shimmer of Gold: Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena
October 11, 2016 -January 8, 2017
Giovanni di Paolo (about 1399–1482), manuscript illuminator and panel painter, was one of the most distinctive and imaginative artists in Renaissance Siena. He received prestigious commissions over the course of his lengthy career, including the important Branchini Altarpiece of 1427. Presented together probably for the first time since its dispersal, the altarpiece will be displayed alongside works on panel and on parchment by Giovanni and his close collaborators and contemporaries. The exhibition, which features a number of important international loans, also offers insights into his technique of working with and on gold to create masterful luminous effects.
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