Sunday, 26 October 2014

Giovanni Battista Moroni - Royal Academy of Arts

Giovanni Battista Moroni, Young Lady, c1560-65
Giovanni Battista Moroni is at the Royal Academy of Arts until 25 January 2015.
This is a thrilling opportunity to see a comprehensive display of Moroni's exquisite portraits. Moroni (1520/4 - 1579) lived and worked in, and around, Bergamo in northern Italy painting the local nobility and other residents. While this is certainly the first major survey of his work to be seen in this country, Moroni is not quite the undiscovered master that some press reports seem to suggest - a fine collection of his work will be familiar to visitors to the National Gallery where they have been on show since their purchase in the 1860s and 70s.
Read reviews by Laura Cumming, Richard Dorment, Waldemar Januszczak, Jonathan Jones, Charles Hope and a 'preview' by Claudia Pritchard.
Click on images to enlarge.
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of a Lady ('La Dama in Rosso'), c1556-60
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Isotta Brembati, c1555
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Gian Girolamo Albani, c1570
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Gian Gerolamo Grumelli, c1560
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Prospero Alessandri, c1560
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Don Gabriel de la Cueva, Count of Albuquerque, 1560

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