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Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth-Century Rome

Frick Collection, New York

31 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019

The 18th-century Italian silversmith Luigi Valadier was heavily influenced by the art of ancient Rome in his production of altars, centrepieces and tableware. This show, the first monographic exhibition devoted to this important decorative artist, follows the evolution of Valadier’s style from the baroque to neoclassicism. Find out more about the Luigi Valadier exhibition from the Frick’s website. 

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Herma with Bacchus for the Palazzo Borghese, Luigi Valadier

Herma with Bacchus for the Palazzo Borghese (detail; 1773), Luigi Valadier. Galleria Borghese, Rome. Photo: Mauro Magliani

Two tazzas (c. 1780), Luigi Valadier. Private collection. Photo: Mauro Magliani

Two tazzas (c. 1780), Luigi Valadier. Private collection. Photo: Mauro Magliani

Reduction of the Temple of Mercury (c. 1778), Luigi Valadier.

Reduction of the Temple of Mercury (c. 1778), Luigi Valadier. Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid

St Louis (c. 1773), Luigi Valadier. Cathedral of Santa Maria la Nuova, Monreale. Photo: Mauro Magliani

St Louis (c. 1773), Luigi Valadier. Cathedral of Santa Maria la Nuova, Monreale. Photo: Mauro Magliani

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