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The exhibition Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opens at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (February 28, 2020).

Date:

02/28/2020


The exhibition Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opens at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (February 28, 2020).

Washington DC, February 28, 2020. On February 27 the exhibition Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum opened at the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, Texas, in the presence of the Consul General of Italy in Houston, Federico Ciattaglia. The exhibition, coming from the Seattle Art Museum where it has already been a great success, will open to the public on March 1 and it will be possible to visit it until June 14.

The 40 masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque on display come from the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, which holds one of the largest and most important artistic collections in Italy. The paintings were created between the 16th and 17th centuries by brilliant artists like Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Parmigianino, Annibale Carracci, Artemisia Gentileschi, Guido Reni, Luca Giordano, El Greco and Jusepe de Ribera. The masterpieces on display are of various formats and purposes – from private devotion to state art – and present different themes – from Christian martyrology to the myth of passion. Among the most important paintings on display are the Flagellation of Christ by Caravaggio and Judith and Holofernes by Artemisia Gentileschi.

Regarding the exhibition, the Italian Ambassador to the United States, Armando Varricchio, said: "This spectacular exhibit is also a testament to the strong cooperation between some of the greatest cultural institutions and associations in Italy and the United States. They tirelessly endeavored to renew and strengthen the bonds of friendship and deep cultural ties between our countries and people by bringing a unique glimpse of Italy to Seattle and Fort Worth"


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