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The Middle Ages and Early Renaissance Paintings and Sculptures from the Carlo De Carlo Collection and other Provenance

1 January - 1 February 2011
EVERY TIME WE MANAGE TO PUT TOGETHER A SUBSTANTIAL NUCLEUS OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IT REALLY IS A SOURCE OF ENORMOUS SATISFACTION, FOR THIS TYPE OF MER- CHANDISE IS DIFFICULT TO COME BY THESE DAYS. IN RECENT YEARS GOLD-GROUND AND EARLY AGE PAINT- INGS HAVE COME BACK INTO FASHION, THIS BEING DUE, I BELIEVE, TO A REDISCOVERY OF THEIR REMARK- ABLE MODERNITY, OR RATHER, THE FACT OF THEIR BEING CONTEMPORARY. SOME COLLECTORS OF MODERN ART HAVE STARTED EXPANDING THEIR COLLECTIONS WITH GOLD-GROUND PAINTINGS. BUT THEN WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, WHAT IS MORE MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY THAN A GOLD GROUND? THESE WORKS, PRECISELY BECAUSE OF THEIR MAJESTY AND SIMPLICITY, CAN COMPETE WITH ANYTHING.
IN THIS MEDIEVAL AND EARLY RENAISSANCE EXHIBITION I HAVE THE GOOD FORTUNE TO BE ABLE TO EXHIBIT A NUCLEUS OF REALLY IMPORTANT WORKS COMING FROM LISA DE CARLO, THE DAUGHTER OF CARLO DE CARLO, ONE OF THE GREATEST ITALIAN DEALERS SPECIALIZING IN THE EARLY AGE WHOSE INFLUENCE ON THE ITALIAN MARKET HAS BEEN FUNDAMENTAL. THEREFORE MY HEARTFELT THANKS GO TO LISA DE CARLO FOR HAVING GIVEN ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO MANAGE THESE WORKS AND I SINCERELY HOPE TO HONOUR THE CHARGE WHICH HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED TO ME BY HER. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK MY FRIEND AND PARTNER ANDREW BUTTERFIELD FOR HAVING INTRODUCED ME TO THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF SCULPTURE AND FOR HAVING HELPED ME AND PARTICIPATED IN THIS EXHIBITION. 
 

Catalogue edited by 

Gabriele Caioni

 
AUTHORS OF THE ENTRIES 
DANIELE BENATI, ELISA CAMPOREALE, ANDREA DE MARCHI, GIANLUCA DEL MONACO, GAUDENZ FREULER, ALDO GALLI, NICHOLAS HERMA,  ALBERTO LENZA, FABIO MASSACCESI, DANIELA PARENTI, LINDA PISANI, NICOLETTA PONS,  ANGELO TARTUFERI