Articles in Category: Bartolo di Fredi

Bartolo’s Sacred Narrative

Written on July 25, 2012

Adoration of the Magi (with predella) (c. 1375-1385) Tempera on panel by Bartolo di Fredi Courtesy Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena University of Virginia Art Museum and the Lindenau-Museum

The Museum of Biblical Art in New York has mounted a remarkable exhibition with Bartolo di Fredi’s 14th century masterpiece, “Adoration of the Magi.”  This small but powerful exhibition, but one of many in the 7 year history of MOBIA, is an exploration of exactly how a “painter of faith” narrates adoration.  MOBIA is the only scholarly museum celebrating art and the Bible in the United States and, while has major support from the American Bible Society, is fully independent of any denomination or religion.