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Ringling Museum of Art
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The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, is the state art museum of Florida. It preserves, develops, and enhances the legacy of John and Mable Ringling and engages and educates a large and diverse audience in a world-renowned c...
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No. 171: Dennis V. Geronimus, Robin Jaffee Frank | The Modern Art Notes Podcast
They were assisted by Virginia Brilliant, a curator at the Ringling Museum of Art and Elizabeth Walmsley, a conservator at the National Gallery.
Virginia Brilliant, curator ...
Virginia Brilliant, curator of European art at The Ringling, said the panel on which "The Building of a Palace" is painted "is actually in very stable condition.
We're lucky that we can travel this painting, but we try not to travel it a lot."
said the painting is "probably the most Renaissance picture in the collection.
"You have the palace, and in front of it you have all the building activity," said Brilliant
"It's far and away the best thing in the whole lot," said Brilliant
"It looks like The Ringling," said Brilliant
We're lucky that we can travel this painting, but we try not to travel it a lot."Brilliant said the painting is "probably the most Renaissance picture in the collection.It's painted in the early 16th century by di Cosimo, the wild man painter of the Florentine Renaissance.He's kind of a kook."His paintings are kind of kooky, whimsical, fantastical things you don't often see in Renaissance paintings.
It's one of very, very few paintings where the architecture is the subject of a painting."The painting depicts a completed palace in the background (reminiscent of the courtyard of the Ringling Museum
itself) while in the foreground a wide range of workers engage in the various processes of construction."You have the palace, and in front of it you have all the building activity," said Brilliant."But why do you have that when the building's already complete?
It's process and product all at the same time."The figures in the foreground "are full of detail and the details are often really funny," she
Virginia Brilliant, Curator of European Art, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Edited by Dennis Geronimus with ...
Edited by Dennis Geronimus with contributions by Virginia Brilliant, David Franklin, Gretchen Hirschauer, Alison Luchs, Serena Padovani and Elizabeth Walmsley
Contents: Directors' Foreword - Earl A. Powell III and Cristina Acidini; Lenders to the exhibition; Piero's biography and career chronology, Gretchen Hirschauer; Piero's visionary vernacular: devotional painting and the dramatisation of the real, Dennis Geronimus; No man's lands: Piero di Cosimo, Leonardo and the lure of Lucretius, Dennis Geronimus; Piero and portraiture, Serena Padovani; Creatures great, small and hybrid: natural and unnatural wonders in Piero's art, Alison Luchs; Piero, Filippino Lippi and Leonardo, David Franklin; Technical findings, Elizabeth Walmsley; Collecting of Piero in the 19th and 20th centuries, Virginia Brilliant; Plates; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; Photographic Credits.
Virginia Brilliant is Curator of European art at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota.
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Virginia Brilliant is Associate Curator of European Art at the John And Mable Ringling Museum of Art.