Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance Bronzes
The exhibition catalogue is the only available English-language monograph on Antico. It features a series of essays providing an overview of the artist's career — placing Antico's life, work, and technique in a contextual framework critical to understanding his sculptures — and includes the results of technical studies undertaken by object conservators at the National Gallery of Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The catalogue also addresses little-discussed topics, from the chronology of his works to aspects of his technique and his relationship with the Court of Mantua.
Authors: In addition to essays by Eleonora Luciano, Denise Allen, and Claudia Kryza-Gersch, the catalogue includes contributions by Stephen J. Campbell, professor and chair of the Department of Art History, Johns Hopkins University; Davide Gasparotto, curator, Galleria Nazionale di Parma; Dylan Smith, Robert H. Smith Research Conservator, National Gallery of Art; Richard Stone, senior museum conservator emeritus, Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Shelley Sturman, senior conservator and head of the department of object conservation, National Gallery of Art.