The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, August 21, 2019


The Currier Museum unlocking the secrets of the Renaissance during the holidays
Curator Kurt Sundstrom leads a tour of Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence at the Currier Museum of Art.


MANCHESTER, NH.- During this holiday season, the Currier Museum of Art welcomes visitors to view its new exhibition, Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence. The Renaissance was a period when many artists frequently drew inspiration from their pre-Christian ancestors in the creation of their religious art and is recognized as a rebirth of ancient Greek and Roman culture in the service of the Christian Church.

The Currier’s exhibition includes dozens of religious, mythological and secular pieces and is centered around a recently discovered masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, John the Baptist. The historically important work was created by Giovan Montorsoli, one of Michelangelo’s most gifted students. The exhibition is comprised of objects loaned from collections throughout the United States and Italy, which are on display together for the first and only time. For Florentines, John the Baptist’s life was an archetype to be imitated and his image was invoked as a civic symbol around which the city shaped its corporate identity. Within this Catholic environment, the exhibition explores an amazing paradox, a deliberate reference to the city’s pagan history while still celebrating its Catholicism.

“Many great Renaissance paintings and sculptures were commissioned by the Church, and yet subtle references to Florence’s pagan past are apparent at times,” stated Kurt Sundstrom who curated the exhibition. “The Currier Museum is grateful that during the holiday season, we are able to offer this stunning collection of pieces from a historical era that both celebrate Christianity and bring to life provocative contradictions of Renaissance culture.”

Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence examines the variety of symbolic roles played by John the Baptist, Florence’s patron saint, in the civic and spiritual lives of its citizens. Moreover, the art of ancient Rome shaped the development of art and culture during the Renaissance – a theme explored through the Renaissance restorations of ancient sculpture.

The Myth and Faith exhibition will be on view throughout the holiday season.





Today's News

December 20, 2018

'Treasure trove' of dinosaur footprints found in southern England

Important Adrien Moreau surfaces after 130 years

Hashim Sarkis appointed curator of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2020 Venice Biennale

Titian's Lady in White loaned to the Norton Simon Museum

Ivory Coast calls on France to return 148 artworks

Sotheby's December Auctions of Books & Manuscripts total $6.1 million

Baltimore Museum of Art announces second round of contemporary art acquisitions made with auction proceeds

French ex-minister suspected of taking advantage of office

Nationalmuseum Sweden acquires the Seven Years' Throne by Knut Fjaestad

Re-sounding recovery for French church bells nursed back to health

"Arte Extraordinario" highlights rising stars and trail blazers in contemporary art

Exhibition of new and recent works by Berlin-based artist Matthias Bitzer opens at Boesky West

Exhibition of 10 centuries of French book arts celebrates the opening of The Grolier Club's renovated Exhibition Hall

Groundbreaking new benefit at Heritage Auctions: Make Offer to Owner Archive

Gregory Burke resigns as Executive Director & CEO of Remai Modern

AGO appoints Heidi Reitmaier Deputy Director and Chief of Public Programming and Learning

Asian fine art and antiques tops one million dollars at Clars December sale

SITE Santa Fe announces new exhibition in NuMu plus new video installations

Over The Influence opens Scott Campbell's first show in Asia

National WWI Museum and Memorial announces completion of $25 million Call to Duty capital campaign

Mall Galleries opens contemporary artist Dachan's first exhibition in the UK

First solo museum exhibition of artist and cartoonist Jessica Campbell opens in Chicago

Brough Superior SS 100 JAP ridden by bike legend FP 'Gentleman' Dickson offered by H&H Classics

The Currier Museum unlocking the secrets of the Renaissance during the holidays

BINGO: Get the Point Bonus Every Play Possible

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful