Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture
In their third collaborative exhibition, Andrew Butterfield of Andrew Butterfield Fine Arts and Fabrizio Moretti of Moretti Fine Art, will stage Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture on Thursday, October 20 through Friday, November 11, 2011, at Moretti Fine Art, 24 East 80th Street, in New York. The exhibition centers around three significant discoveries of the past year. A Pair of Monumental Terracotta Portrait Busts of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (circa 1660), by Domenico Giudi are perhaps the largest terracotta portrait busts currently in America. Also on view is a newly discovered Madonna and Child (circa 1490), by Andrea della Robbia radiates the artist's style, and a Lion (circa 1715), by Giovanni Battista Foggini, a favorite sculptor and architect of the Medici, animates as a model for a monument, commissioned by Parliament, to Queen Anne of England. Each of the three works is from a different period-- the Renaissance, the Baroque and the Rococo-and each perfectly exemplifies the character and the vision of its era. Together with the other works in the show they convey the unfolding of the history of art across three centuries.