Peter Schjeldahl reviews the artist’s first major retrospective:
Piero’s art is a multitudinous pictorial theatre, at which attendance amounts to complicity. Trying to assess the works in their historical context is hard. They keep spilling into the present tense.
Above: “The Finding of Vulcan on Lemnos,” by the compulsively original Florentine master. Courtesy Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art