Kimbell Art Museum presents "Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum"
The special exhibition "Flesh and Blood" features 40 masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, one of the most important fine arts collections in Italy. The distinguished gathering of paintings constitutes a journey through the major artistic achievements of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, featuring captivating stories, from Christian martyrdom to mythological passion, and diverse formats and purposes, from the intimacy of private devotion to the grandeur of state portraiture.
The works in "Flesh and Blood" are by the greatest talents of the 16th and 17th centuries, including Titian, Raphael, Parmigianino, El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guido Reni, Jusepe de Ribera and Luca Giordano. Their masterful paintings can be imposing or intimate, violent or tender, extravagant or humble, tragic or even seductive.