Art Talk at NYCL: Florentine Altarpieces in the Early Renaissance

April 12, 2013 | Muriel

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Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.

North York Central Library Auditorium

Please call 416-395-5639 to register

Come and join us for an art talk by Rebekah Carson, art historian at the University of Toronto and OCAD University, as she examines the effects of artistic competition and a flourishing economy on Florentine altarpiece creation.  This talk celebrates the Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition "Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art," on until June 16.  You can go to the Art Gallery of Ontario for free with a Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass, but there is an extra charge at the gallery to see this exhibition.

The Toronto Star has called this exhibition a "once-in-a-generation exhibition" and "The very concept of the art star was born in Florence with Giotto di Bondone, the first famous Italian in visual art history..."  The magnificent Peruzzi Altarpiece by Giotto di Bondone (c1266 to 1337) can be seen above, and as the Toronto Star says, "It’s worth the price of admission in itself."