Renaissance Siena: Art for a City
The National Gallery

Telling the story of the lost Renaissance, this exhibit brings together artists relatively unknown to the British public who worked between 1460 and 1530 in a city at the height of dramatic power shifts and bold artistic innovation.

The highlight of the exhibition is Matteo di Giovanni's Assumption altarpiece from the Siena-ruled town of Asciano. The center of this altar piece, part of the National Gallery Collection, will be reunited for the first time with its other surviving parts. Furthermore, visitors to modern Siena can rediscover its Renaissance history through a self-guided itinerary that has been outlined in conjunction with the London exhibition.

Inspired and spiritual in their narratives, over one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, manuscripts and ceramics all demonstrate a distinct style of Siennese painting that is at once supremely elegant and powerfully visionary.

October 24, 2007-January 13, 2008

Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN
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