On 23 June the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
presented the temporary exhibition Ghirlandaio and Renaissance Florence.
Comprising a survey of quattrocento Florentine art, its starting point
is one of
the great icons in the Museum’s permanent collection: Portrait of
Albizzi Tornabuoni, painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio between 1489 and
Displayed in conjunction with this masterpiece of Florentine art is a
carefully-chosen group of 60 works including paintings, sculptures,
illuminated manuscripts, medals and various decorative objects. They
selected to illustrate three key areas of art and culture in late
Florence: the genre of portrait, the theme of love and marriage, and
iconography. On exhibition through 10 October, 2010.