The exhibition showcases the outstanding masterpieces of Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest Quattrocento masters displaying them in juxtaposition with capital works by his precursors, contemporaries and pupils such as Desiderio da Settignano, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Lorenzo di Credi and Leonardo da Vinci, his greatest pupil.The exhibition includes over 120 paintings, sculptures and drawings, offering the public the first ever retrospective devoted to Verrocchio, while also illustrating Leonardo da Vinci’s early artistic career and providing an overview of artistic output in Florence from roughly 1460 to 1490, the age of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
An emblematic artist of the Renaissance and a prototype of the universal genius, Verrocchio was a passionate experimenter in the most diverse techniques and materials ranging from drawing to carving in marble and from painting to casting in bronze, and he forged an entire generation of masters.The exhibition is promoted and organised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Musei del Bargello with the National Gallery in Washington DC.
Location: Firenze, Palazzo Strozzi
Date:8 marzo – 14 luglio 2019
Scientific Directors and curator: Francesco Caglioti e Andrea De Marchi