Talks and Tours
Gallery Tour: Renée Cox: Soul Culture
A guided tour provides an overview of this exhibition deconstructing issues of race and gender using the body as central image to promote positivit
Italian (Brescian/Venetian Schools), c. 1498-1554
Oil on wood panel
Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Moretto attained considerable fame in his native city of Brescia by adopting the style of 16th century Venetian painting. Virgin and Child are set before a Venetian ‘Cloth of Honor,’ suspended by a grapevine. This alludes to the Eucharist and Christ’s sacrifice. On either side are Saint Stephen, and Saint Jerome dressed as a hermit and holding his Latin translation of the Bible.