A solo show at last for Piero di Cosimo

The eccentric paintings of Piero di Cosimo (1462-1522) have intrigued people ranging from Giorgio Vasari to the Surrealists—André Breton described him as the “ultimate incarnation of what was best in the Renaissance”. But it is only now, nearly 500 years after his death, that the Florentine artist is being honoured with his first retrospective. The exhibition, opening in Washington, DC, and going on to Florence, will be remarkably complete, reassembling nearly all his surviving paintings. —M.B.