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The Shimmer of Gold

Getty Center, Los Angeles

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Giovanni di Paolo in Renaissance Siena

Giovanni di Paolo (about 1399–1482), manuscript illuminator and panel painter, was one of the most distinctive and imaginative artists in Renaissance Siena. He received prestigious commissions over the course of his lengthy career, including the important Branchini Altarpiece of 1427. Presented together probably for the first time since its dispersal, the altarpiece will be displayed alongside works on panel and on parchment by Giovanni and his close collaborators and contemporaries. The exhibition, which features a number of important international loans, also offers insights into his technique of working with and on gold to create masterful luminous effects. Read more. 

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The Flight into Egypt

The Flight into Egypt (1427), Giovanni di Paolo. Polo Museale della Toscana – Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena

The Crucifixion

The Crucifixion (1427), Giovanni di Paolo. Polo Museale della Toscana – Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena.

Initial A: Christ Appearing to David

Initial A: Christ Appearing to David (about 1440), Giovanni di Paolo. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Branchini Madonna

The Branchini Madonna (1427), Giovanni di Paolo. The Norton Simon Foundation, Pasadena

The Presentation in the Temple

The Presentation in the Temple (1427), Giovanni di Paolo. Polo Museale della Toscana – Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena

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