Opening March 8 | Robert Polidori: Fra Angelico / Opus Operantis | Paul Kasmin Gallery 

297 Tenth Avenue
March 8 – April 14, 2018


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm

Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce the debut presentation of a selection of Robert Polidori’s large-scale color photographs of the frescoes of Fra Angelico (1395-1455) contained in the Dominican priory of San Marco in Florence. 

In the canon of art history, these works, executed in the birthplace of the Renaissance, give us a full sense of the period’s renewed commitment to the life of the spirit. Polidori visited the Convento di San Marco several times over the course of 2010 to capture the solemnity and sheer force of the frescoes and their reflection, through the depiction of the life of Christ, of the universal condition of mankind.
 

 Robert Polidori, "The Mocking of Christ, Fra Angelico, San Marco Monastery Museum, Florence, Italy," 2010, aqueous inkjet on natural fiber paper mounted to dibond, 54 x 44 inches, 137.2 x 111.8 cm, Edition of 5 + 2 APs. Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery. Copyright the artist.

Robert Polidori, "The Mocking of Christ, Fra Angelico, San Marco Monastery Museum, Florence, Italy," 2010, aqueous inkjet on natural fiber paper mounted to dibond, 54 x 44 inches, 137.2 x 111.8 cm, Edition of 5 + 2 APs. Courtesy Paul Kasmin Gallery. Copyright the artist.