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Battle of the Nudes


Image of Antonio del Pollaiuolo (1431-1498)<br><I>Battle of the Nudes, </I>1470's-1480's
<br>Florence15th century
<br>42.4cm x width: 60.9 cm;
<br>J.H. Wade Fund 1967.127.
Antonio del Pollaiuolo (1431-1498)
Battle of the Nudes, 1470's-1480's
Florence15th century
42.4cm x 60.9 cm;
J.H. Wade Fund 1967.127.
Battle of the Nudes: Pollaiuolo's Renaissance Masterpiece

August 25-October 27, 2002 - Admission free, South Galleries

Pollaiuolo (poh-LYE-you-oh-loh) was a renowned goldsmith, sculptor, painter and draftsman of the Italian Renaissance. The Cleveland Museum of Art owns the only known first state impression of his celebrated engraving Battle of the Nudes.

In this exhibition, the Battle of the Nudes is presented in the context of related prints, drawings, sculptures and a painting, by Pollaiuolo and some of his contemporaries. The museum visitor is invited to examine the stylistic and historical framework in which the engraving was conceived.

"Battle of the Nudes": Pollaiuolo's Renaissance Masterpiece allows the visitor to explore the Cleveland Museum of Art's famed print in depth. The exhibition includes 22 works drawn from 13 institutions in the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy and Canada.


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Credits and Acknowledgements

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