Art: Last of the Medici: More is More

It is, on all counts, a stupendous show. The exhibition of late Florentine Baroque art, jointly organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts (where it runs through June 2) and the city of Florence (which will show it through the summer in the Pitti Palace), includes some 300 works. Collected in the exhibit, which is called "The Twilight of the Medici," are paintings, drawings, sculpture, medals, furniture, reliquaries and jewelry. Most are unfamiliar; all belong to a style and period—from 1670 to 1743—that only lately has come under the scholar's gaze. The result...

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