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Object Lessons: Slice of Truth, the Reality of the Renaissance

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Portrait of Mario Benvenuti, c. 1560 Oil on Canvas © The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art The State Art Museum of Florida, Sarasota Bequest of John Ringling, 1936, SN 106
Object Lessons: Slice of Truth, the Reality of the Renaissance

1500 El Prado
Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
May 2nd, 2013 - September 8th, 2013
Opening: May 2nd, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.timkenmuseum.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
san diego
EMAIL:  
info@timkenmuseum.org
PHONE:  
619-239-5548
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues-Sat 10-4:30; Sun 1:30-4:30
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

The first major loan of 2013 comes to the Timken Museum of Art from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. Giovanni Battista Moroni (1525-1578) is one of the most significant painters from 16th-century Bergamo, Italy. The Portrait of Mario Benvenuti (ca. 1560), one of the artist's masterworks, will be on display at the Timken beginning May 2. The Timken installation marks the first appearance of this remarkable portrait in the western United States. The painting will be showcased alongside the Timken's own Lady in a Green Dress by Bartolomeo Veneto, another great Italian portraitist, who painted the fashionably dressed lady 30 years earlier. Both paintings are highly regarded as examples of the trend toward realism and naturalism in 16th-century northern Italian portraiture. Moroni’s portrait will be on view until September 8.