Friday, 15 September 2006

Renaissance at V&A

Sofonisba Anguissola - Sisters Playing Chess (1555) © Muzeum NarodoweAnother V&A Autumn exhibition, At Home in Renaissance Italy, which begins on 5 October and continues until 7 January, looks far more interesting than the Leonardo show and is more sensibly priced: £7 (£5 silver surfers). In order to give the visitor a genuine "feel" for Renaissance Italy, the curators have come up with the novel idea of putting together 1) everyday objects from the period, 2) treasures from the Medici and the palazzi of Tuscany and the Veneto, and 3) masterpieces by Donatello, Carpaccio, Botticelli, Titian and Veronese. A fascinating prospect.


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