Saturday, February 7

Piero di Cosimo

“The Finding of Vulcan on Lemnos,” by the compulsively original Florentine master.
"Are we ready for a five-hundred-and-fifty-three-year-old overnight sensation? The first major retrospective of Piero di Cosimo, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., affords a very long-needed grasp on the strangest master of the Florentine Renaissance. Forty-four paintings, most of them from American and European collections, tell nearly as many stories. The paintings of religious subjects are inventive; those of mythological scenes are outlandish. Born in 1462—ten years after Leonardo and thirteen before Michelangelo—Piero bemused even his contemporaries in Western art’s greatest generation."
New Yorker: Change Artist - Peter Schjeldahl
W - Piero di Cosimo
Washington Post: Piero di Cosimo, a misunderstood master, at the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art