Rare Perfection: New Discoveries and Acquisitions in Italian Painting and Sculpture
Speakers: Alexander Noelle, Assistant Curator of European Paintings and Sculpture, 1500–1800, and Julianna Ly, Assistant Conservator of Paintings
Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Every first Tuesday of each month, join curators, conservators, scholars, and other museum staff for 30-minute talks on objects currently on display in the museum galleries.
The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for its collection of Renaissance and Baroque artworks from Italy. In this lecture, assistant curator Alexander Noelle and assistant conservator Julianna Ly offer new perspectives on two such masterpieces. Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, a cornerstone of the Renaissance galleries since the 1970s, is currently undergoing scientific analysis that has shed light on the painter’s design process. Earlier this year, the CMA acquired Giovanni Battista Foggini’s Apollo Flaying Marsyas, a Baroque bronze that represents the pinnacle of the sculptor’s mastery of the medium.