This exhibition is the first in the United States devoted to the Mantuan sculptor and goldsmith Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi, known as Antico (c. 1455–1528) for his expertise in classical antiquity. Antico also developed and refined the technology for producing bronzes in multiples. His exquisite bronze reductions of ancient Roman sculptures such as the Apollo Belvedere (c. AD 120–140) are enlivened with gilding and silvering. Antico's bronzes are so rare that the nearly 40 works—including medals, reliefs, busts, and the renowned statuettes—constitute more than three quarters of the sculptor's extant oeuvre.
National Gallery of Art 06.11.2011 - 08.04.2012
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