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Lorenzo Lotto: Portraits, the first major monographic exhibition of one of the most fascinating artists of the Italian Cinquecento
19 June, 2018
The Museo del Prado and the National Gallery in London are presenting the first major monographic exhibition on the portraiture of Lorenzo Lotto, one of the most fascinating and unique artists of the Italian Cinquecento.
Benefitting from the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, the exhibition brings together approximately forty paintings, ten drawings and around twenty objects, on display in Rooms A and B of the Jerónimos Building. It is curated by Enrico Maria dal Pozzolo and Miguel Falomir, director of the Museo del Prado.
In addition to offering an in-depth analysis of previously studied aspects of Lotto’s portraits, including their varied typology, psychological profundity and complex symbolism, Lorenzo Lotto. Portraits will explore other, less familiar ones, such as the artist’s use of comparable expressive solutions in his portraits and religious paintings, the importance of the objects in these works as a reflection of material culture of the day, and the creative process behind their execution.
The intensity of these portraits and the variety and sophistication of the visual and intellectual resources employed in them make Lotto the first great modern portraitist.