The Easel

Verrocchio: Restored to greatness

Being the art tutor of da Vinci would surely accustom one to second billing. Such has been Verrocchio’s fate. A first-ever retrospective in Florence is a revelation. It shows that he innovated widely and his studio was “the principal artistic powerhouse of the Florentine Renaissance”. When he switched from sculpture to painting, this work “influenced his successors for decades.” Images are here.