Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum
On view through June 14, 2020*
Kimbell Art Museum
Fort Worth, Texas
The Kimbell Art Museum presents the breathtaking special exhibition “Flesh and Blood,” featuring 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, 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 some of the greatest artists 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.
*Note that institutions may be temporarily closed to lessen the impact of COVID-19.
Image: Jusepe Ribera, Saint Jerome and the Angel of Judgement, 1626, oil on canvas. Capodimonte Museum, Naples