Masterpieces of Early Italian Renaissance Bronze Statuettes

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Masterpieces of Early Italian Renaissance Bronze Statuettes

Published on February 1, 2024

The Detroit Institute of Arts welcomes four important bronze statuettes from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, presented alongside the DIA’s own major works of Italian Renaissance sculpture by Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Luca and Andrea della Robbia, Benedetto da Maiano and others; Italian paintings by Fra Angelico, Sassetta, Sandro Botticelli, Benozzo Gozzoli, Neri di Bicci, and others, and early Italian Renaissance maiolica and intarsia walnut furniture.

Featuring four exceptional bronze masterpieces that will be on view for the first time ever together in America, these magnificent Florentine and Mantuan bronzes exemplify the breathtaking transformations that were hallmarks of the early Italian Renaissance. The exhibition tells the story of how these masters, through revolutions in bronze casting and artistic expression, created a new era in the history of art in fifteenth-century Italy.

The exhibition runs from Sept 30, 2023 – March 3, 2024 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202.

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