Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Great Rustici Emerges From the Shadows // The Revelatory Exhibition at the Bargello Museum

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By Roderick Conway Morris

Vasari declared the bronzes “the most perfect and harmonious by a modern master” and nothing to rival them was made in Florence until the arrival in the city of Giambologna nearly half a century later. Rustici’s “Preaching of St. John the Baptist,” hoisted into position over the Baptistery’s north door in 1511, was reputed to be the result of some form of collaboration with Leonardo, the exact nature of which remains uncertain.

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