“Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence”

“Comprising twenty statues, reliefs, and medals, this exhibition presents all the surviving works of an artist who claimed to be a student of Donatello and a teacher of Michelangelo.”

Comprising twenty statues, reliefs, and medals, this exhibition presents all the surviving works of an artist who claimed to be a student of Donatello and a teacher of Michelangelo. Much favored by fabled patron Lorenzo de’ Medici, Bertoldo curated the statesman’s antiquities collection and headed the informal art school that met in his garden. Bertoldo’s own figurative works in wood, terra-cotta, and bronze are classic examples of fifteenth-century Florentine style, both religious and secular.