Synopsis by Alice Day
During the Renaissance, Italy experienced a resurgence of interest in art and concepts from ancient Greece and Rome. In the process, their view of painting changed dramatically, as the Renaissance widened the scope of art. The technical knowledge of Italian artists knew no bounds, and while religion still influenced the subject matter, art became less formal. National Gallery, London: A Private View: Early Renaissance in Italy depicts these changes, and features works from its collections to illuminate the Italian Renaissance. Paintings of Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Piero della Francesca, Uccello, Filippo Lippi, and Verrochio are presented.