The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. is hosting an exhibition of extraordinary survivors…bronze sculptures from antiquity. Seeing any bronzes from antiquity is rare — bronze pieces were stolen, confiscated, taken as plunder and converted into “useful” objects such as coins, cookware, arms for battle. Seeing this many exquisite works in one place is NOT TO BE MISSED!
Here is a link to Philip Kennicott’s discussion of the exhibit in the Washington Post, December 17, 2015.
Included in the exhibit is this head of a horse once owned by Lorenzo de’ Medici. Donatello, Verrocchio, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo…and so many others once stood and admired this.
Here is a link to the National Gallery’s web site for further information, including the audio tour and lots of images.