Art: An Escape to Renaissance Siena 15th century painting is a delight

The Met's new show of 15th century painting is a delight

Sometimes very good wine gets kept until last. After a year in which the Metropolitan Museum of Art's public has submitted, once more, to being treated like two tons of anchovies in a cannery in return for a look at Degas, we have an exhibition of 15th century Sienese painting in the Met's Robert Lehman Wing, opening just in time for Christmas. "Painting in Renaissance Siena" is not only a delectable exhibition; there is also a chance that one might be able to see it, given the relative lack of interest in the 15th century. It is, in a way, a...

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