No. 171: Dennis V. Geronimus, Robin Jaffee Frank

Episode No. 171 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Dennis V. Geronimus and Robin Jaffee Frank.

Geronimus is one of the curators of “Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in
Renaissance Florence” at the National Gallery of Art. The show features almost four dozen Piero paintings, including portraits, altarpieces, devotional paintings and the fantastic mythological scenes for which Piero is probably most often remembered. It will be on view at the National Gallery through May 3. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by the National Gallery. The curators of “Piero” are Geronimus, an associate professor of Italian Renaissance art history at New York University, and and Gretchen Hirshauer, a curator at the NGA. They were assisted by Virginia Brilliant, a curator at the Ringling Museum of Art and Elizabeth Walmsley, a conservator at the National Gallery.

After its run at the NGA, a different version of “Piero” will travel to the Uffizi in Florence.

On the second segment, Wadsworth Atheneum chief curator Robin Jaffee Frank discusses her new exhibition, “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 to 2008.”  looks at how artists used the New York playground of Coney Island as a backdrop against which they made work that addressed the issues, opportunities and problems of the nation. It will be on view in Hartford through May 31 before traveling to San Diego, Brooklyn and San Antonio.  The show is accompanied by a terrific Yale University Press-published catalogue of the same title.

Air date: Feb. 12, 2015.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Peter, John the Baptist, Dominic and Nicholas of Bari (Pala Pugliese), c. 1481-85. Collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Peter, John the Baptist, Dominic and Nicholas of Bari (Pala Pugliese), c. 1481-85. Collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Peter, John the Baptist, Dominic and Nicholas of Bari (Pala Pugliese) (detail), c. 1481-85. Collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints Peter, John the Baptist, Dominic and Nicholas of Bari (Pala Pugliese) (detail), c. 1481-85. Collection of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Altarpiece, ca. 1475. Collection of the Uffizi, Florence.

Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Altarpiece, ca. 1475. Collection of the Uffizi, Florence.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child with Saints Onuphrius and Augustine, c. 1480.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child with Saints Onuphrius and Augustine, c. 1480.

Piero di Cosimo, Portrait of Giuliano da Sangallo, c 1482-83. Collection of the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Piero di Cosimo, Portrait of Giuliano da Sangallo, c 1482-83. Collection of the Royal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Piero di Cosimo, Portrait of Francesco Giamberti, c 1482-83. Collection of the Ryal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Piero di Cosimo, Portrait of Francesco Giamberti, c 1482-83. Collection of the Ryal Cabinet of Paintings Mauritshuis, on loan to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Piero di Cosimo, A Hunting Scene, 1488 to late 1490s. Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Piero di Cosimo, A Hunting Scene, 1488 to late 1490s. Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Piero di Cosimo, The Visitation with St. Nicholas and St. Anthony Abbot, c. 1489-90. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Piero di Cosimo, The Visitation with St. Nicholas and St. Anthony Abbot, c. 1489-90. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Piero di Cosimo, The Visitation with St. Nicholas and St. Anthony Abbot (detail), c. 1489-90. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Piero di Cosimo, The Visitation with St. Nicholas and St. Anthony Abbot (detail), c. 1489-90. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

Piero di Cosimo, The Adoration of the Child, c. 1490-1500. Collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Piero di Cosimo, The Adoration of the Child, c. 1490-1500. Collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Piero di Cosimo, The Adoration of the Child (detail), c. 1490-1500. Collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Piero di Cosimo, The Adoration of the Child (detail), c. 1490-1500. Collection of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Piero di Cosimo, Immaculate Conception with Saints, c. 1515-16. Collection of the Superintendency for Cultural Heritage for the Provinces of Florence (excluding the city), Pistoia, and Prato; Provincia Toscana di San Francesco Stimmatizzato OFM, Convento San Francesco, Fiesole.

Piero di Cosimo, Immaculate Conception with Saints, c. 1515-16. Collection of the Superintendency for Cultural Heritage for the Provinces of Florence (excluding the city), Pistoia,
and Prato; Provincia Toscana di San Francesco Stimmatizzato OFM, Convento San Francesco,
Fiesole.

Piero di Cosimo, Immaculate Conception with Saints (detail), c. 1515-16. Collection of the Superintendency for Cultural Heritage for the Provinces of Florence (excluding the city), Pistoia, and Prato; Provincia Toscana di San Francesco Stimmatizzato OFM, Convento San Francesco, Fiesole.

Piero di Cosimo, Immaculate Conception with Saints (detail), c. 1515-16. Collection of the Superintendency for Cultural Heritage for the Provinces of Florence (excluding the city), Pistoia,
and Prato; Provincia Toscana di San Francesco Stimmatizzato OFM, Convento San Francesco,
Fiesole.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child with a Dove, c. 1490-1500. Collection of the Louvre, Paris.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child with a Dove, c. 1490-1500. Collection of the Louvre, Paris.

Piero di Cosimo, The Misfortunes of Silenus, c. 1500. Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass.

Piero di Cosimo, The Misfortunes of Silenus, c. 1500. Collection of the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist and Angel, c. 1500-07. Collection of the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand.

Piero di Cosimo, Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist and Angel, c. 1500-07. Collection of the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand.

Piero di Cosimo, Pieta with Saints John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, and Martin, c. 1510. Collection of the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria.

Piero di Cosimo, Pieta with Saints John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, and Martin, c. 1510. Collection of the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria.

Piero di Cosimo, Pieta with Saints John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, and Martin, c. 1510 (detail). Collection of the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria.

Piero di Cosimo, Pieta with Saints John the Evangelist, Mary Magdalene, and Martin, c. 1510 (detail). Collection of the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria.

Michelangelo, Pieta, 1498-99. Collection of the Vatican.

Michelangelo, Pieta, 1498-99. Collection of the Vatican.

Piero di Cosimo, The Building of a Palace, c. 1514-18. Collection of the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla.

Piero di Cosimo, The Building of a Palace, c. 1514-18. Collection of the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Fla.

Joseph Stella, Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, 1913-14. Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Joseph Stella, Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, 1913-14. Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936. Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936. Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.

Sanford Robinson Gifford, The Beach at Coney Island, 1866.

Sanford Robinson Gifford, The Beach at Coney Island, 1866.

Reginald Marsh, Pip and Flip, 1932.  Collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Reginald Marsh, Pip and Flip, 1932. Collection of the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, My Man, 1943. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, My Man, 1943. Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Frank Stella, Coney Island, 1958. Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Frank Stella, Coney Island, 1958. Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Mae West and Jimmy Durante, nd.

Mae West and Jimmy Durante, nd.

 

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