Tuesday 4 August 2015

Review of Art in Dialogue: Duccio | Caro at the National Gallery

Art in Dialogue: Duccio | Caro
National Gallery, London
13 June – 8 November 2015

In 1999, the National Gallery invited Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) – along with 23 other major contemporary artists – to create a new work in response to one painting each in its permanent collection. The result was an exhibition entitled Encounters – New Art from Old (14 June – 17 September 2000), which formed part of the gallery’s millennium celebrations. Caro, choosing to respond to a small fragment of a work by the medieval Sienese master Duccio di Buoninsegna (active from 1278 until his death in 1319), produced not just one but seven sculptures, forming the Duccio Variations (1999-2000). The third of these is now on display in room 66, alongside the painting that acted as the catalyst, The Annunciation (1307/8-11).

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