Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop

The exhibition Exuberant Grotesques: Renaissance Maiolica from the Fontana Workshop was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue that features detailed entries on each of the objects and provides the current state of scholarship and research on them. Associate Curator of Decorative Arts Charlotte Vignon wrote the introductory essay on the history of collecting maiolica. It explores the different meanings and functions that these highly decorative wares came to have during the Renaissance and in the ensuing centuries. Her research is supplemented by a technical essay by Melissa Meighan, objects conservator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who presents exciting evidence regarding the authenticity of two vases shown in the exhibition and questioned during the last two decades by scholars.

Charlotte Vignon
60 pages
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