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Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze

National Gallery of Art, Washington


This exhibition brings together 90 objects to highlight the impact of Renaissance prints on maiolica and bronze plaquettes. Exploring the role of 15th-century prints and the rediscovery of classical art to the importance of illustrated books, along with the artistic exchanges between Italy and northern Europe, the exhibition traces the metamorphosis that designs by Andrea Mantegna, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Parmigianino, and Albrecht Dürer, among others, underwent as they were transposed across different media. Find about more about the ‘Sharing Images’ exhibition from the NGA website. 

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Pilgrim Flask with Mercury and Psyche, Francesco Xanto Avelli

Pilgrim Flask with Mercury and Psyche (1530), Francesco Xanto Avelli. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

Mercury and Psyche (c. 1520–27), Gian Jacopo Caraglio after Raphael. © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY

The Dream of Human Life (c. 1540), unknown engraver after Michelangelo Buonarroti. © President and Fellows of Harvard College

The Dream of Daniel (1545), Venice or Padua. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase/Bridgeman Images

The Rape of Ganymede, Giovanni Bernardi

The Rape of Ganymede (1532), Giovanni Bernardi. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection

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