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Exhibitions

Without a model, Moroni could be stunningly dull. With one, he was peerless...

When it comes to realistic portraiture, Moroni was even greater than Titian - as this Royal Academy exhibition shows

15 November 2014

9:00 AM

15 November 2014

9:00 AM

Giovanni Battista Moroni

Royal Academy, until 25 January 2015

Giovanni Battista Moroni, wrote Bernard Berenson, was ‘the only mere portrait painter that Italy has ever produced’. Indeed, Berenson continued, warming to his theme, ‘even in later times, and in periods of miserable decline, that country, Mother of the arts, never had a son so uninventive, nay, so palsied, directly the model failed him’.

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