Episode No. 59 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features author and critic Jonathan Jones and curator Judith Mann.
Jones, The Guardian’s art critic, has written a new book titled, “The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance.”
One of the best stories in art history is the rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo at the dawn of the Renaissance, in the early sixteenth century. Jones re-tells the story with flair, vigor and detail. The book was released in the UK last year and was published in the US earlier this fall.
On the second segment, Saint Louis Art Museum curator Judith Mann talks about her new exhibition, “Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master.” It’s on view through January 20, 2013 at SLAM before traveling to the National Gallery in London next year. The exhibition is accompanied by a thorough, intense, richly illustrated catalogue published by the Yale University Press. The show presents the little-known-in-America Barocci as a key pivot between Florentine mannerism and the Roman Baroque style. Check out the videos of the exhibition here.
Air date: Dec. 20, 2012.