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Giovanni da Rimini
This close look at the art of a forgotten master is a trip to the very birth of the Renaissance. Giovanni da Rimini’s masterpiece Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints (1300-05) is a window on the moment when Italian artists rejected the stiffness of Byzantine painting and started to look at reality with fresh eyes. It is an encounter with medieval genius.
• National Gallery, London, 14 June to 8 October