"Modeling Devotion" showcases Renaissance sculpture

A new exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusets, focusses on the largely-overlooked field of painted Renaissance terracotta sculptures.

The exhibit, Modeling Devotion runs from February 25 to May 23, 2010.

From the artdaily.org review:

Modeling Devotion highlights works by Renaissance artists Matteo Civitali, Giovanni de Fondulis, Benedetto da Maiano, the Workshop of Andrea della Robbia and Giovanni della Robbia. In preparation for the exhibition, extensive technical investigation and conservation treatment of several works was undertaken, revealing important information about their construction and composition. “The generous support of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation allowed our conservators to study and treat several of our most important works,” adds Hawley. Further examples of terracotta sculptures are on view on the third floor of the museum.