Leonard Lopate at Large: Mary Hogan Camp

Today on Leonard Lopate at Large: Mary Hogan Camp, art historian and docent coordinator at the Morgan Museum, will talk about the exhibition and why Pontormo deserves to be considered one of the master artists of the Renaissance.

Jacopo Carucci, called Pontormo after the Tuscan town he came from, was a leader of the Mannerist movement that dominated Italian painting in the 16th century.
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Michelangelo once predicted that a 19- year-old Pontormo “will exalt this art to the heavens.” At a small show currently at the Morgan Library and Museum, Pontormo’s 1528 painting “Visitation” is being seen in America for the first time—on loan from a small church near Florence.  The New Yorker has called it “one of the damnedest great paintings of all time.”



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