Cocktails with a Curator: Vecchietta’s “Resurrection”

May 14, 2021

In this week’s episode of Cocktails with a Curator, examine Vecchietta’s bronze relief The Resurrection,—the only signed work by the artist outside of Italy—with Assistant Curator of Sculpture Giulio Dalvit. Vecchietta’s depiction of this miracle defies the laws of perspective, with Christ rendered in such high relief that he seems to be emerging from the composition as he comes back to life—an astonishing confluence of making and meaning. Learn more about this important Renaissance artist while dunking cantucci (almond cookies) in Vin Santo (Holy Wine), so named because it is said to have cured the sick during a plague in 1348.

This episode of Cocktails with a Curator is underwritten by Ayesha Bulchandani.

Cocktail Recipe

Vin santo

Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.


Black tea and cantucci




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