Shop Metal of Honor: Gold from Simone Martini to Contemporary Art

Metal of Honor: Gold from Simone Martini to Contemporary Art explores how four artists, of different times and different places, use gold as an artistic strategy for innovation and honor. Works by Simone Martini (c. 1284-1344, Italy), whose novel compositions and masterful techniques were unequaled in Europe and well ahead of his time, are juxtaposed with works by three contemporary painters—Titus Kaphar (b. 1976, US), Stacy Lynn Waddell (b. 1966, US), and Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977, US). These artists reinterpret the style and medium of devotional imagery to explore the meaning of representation, commemoration, and adoration today. 

Our collection includes books about Simone Martini and his contemporaries as well as golden gifts inspired by the exhibition. Discover the allure and significance of one of the world’s most precious metals this Fall at the Gardner. 

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