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Grey Matters

An exhibition of monochromatic works of art built around a nucleus of paintings in grisaille by the Florentine mannerist artist Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1557).
Grey Matters
NICHOLAS HALL
17 East 76th Street, New York
25 January – 27 February 2021
Summary

Nicholas Hall is pleased to present Grey Matters, an exhibition of monochromatic works of art built around a nucleus of paintings in grisaille by the Florentine mannerist artist Jacopo Carucci, known as Pontormo (1494-1557). The exhibition explores the concept of Paragone – a concept popularised by Leonardo da Vinci that sparked vigorous debates in Renaissance Italy concerning the superiority of painting or sculpture. Drawn from American museums and international private collections, Grey Matters presents a focused selection of artworks produced between late-15th century and early 16th century in a range of mediums, including painting, drawing, sculpture, stained-glass and Limoges enamel.

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Installation views
Installation view of Grey Matters at Nicholas Hall, 2021
Left wall: Adam and Eve; red wall: Striding Nude with Arms Raised, both by Jacopo da Pontormo.
Installation view of Grey Matters at Nicholas Hall, 2021
Left to right:
Installation view of Grey Matters at Nicholas Hall, 2021
Left to right: Apollo and Cupid; Portrait of Cosimo I de’ Medici; Apollo and Daphne; Adam and Eve; all works by Jacopo da Pontormo.
Installation view of Grey Matters at Nicholas Hall, 2021
Left wall: stained-glass roundels; center: two wings from a triptych, the Master of 1499; right: Perseus and Phineas, School of Fontainebleau.
Installation view of Grey Matters at Nicholas Hall, 2021
Left wall: Madonna and Child, Antonio Rizzo; right wall: Portrait of a man with with a Book, Agnolo Bronzino; tabletop: limoges enamels.
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