Kimbell Art Museum presents Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces of the Capodimonte Museum symposium
Kimbell Art Museum will present a free program of lectures by eminent scholars inaugurating the exhibition "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 art collections in Italy. This monumental gathering of paintings is a journey through the major artistic achievements of Italian Renaissance and Baroque painting, featuring captivating stories, from Christian martyrdom to mythological passion, from the intimacy of private devotion to the grandeur of state portraiture. The exhibition includes paintings by some of the greatest artists of the 16th and 17th centuries, including Titian, Caravaggio, 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.