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Clothing and Character: Decoding Dress in Moroni’s Time
Jacqueline Ansell, Christie’s Education
Giovanni Battista Moroni c1520-1579
Arturo Galansino, Royal Academy of Arts and curator of the exhibition
Visit to the exhibition Giovanni Battista Moroni (c1520-1579) at the Royal Academy of Arts
This is the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of Giovanni Battista Moroni -‘the unsung genius of Renaissance portraiture’ – and will show some forty portraits and a number of altarpieces. A contemporary of Titian, Moroni was born in Bergamo, an outpost of the Venetian Republic, where he established himself not only as a fine religious painter but also the leading portraitist for a wide circle of patrons. He was admired for his genius for capturing a ‘true and natural likeness’ in paintings that were imbued with vitality, directness and immediacy.
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