Starting this Sunday, you can view ten paintings (the second-largest U.S. display ever) by one of the most influential figures in the history of art in the Kimbell Art Museum's new exhibition, Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome. This exhibit which opens to public explores the profound impact of his work on the wide range of painters of Italian, French, Dutch, Flemish and Spanish origin who resided in Rome during the late 1500s.
We received a sneak peak of the exhibit today with a guided tour by the exhibit curator, and were blown away by the wonderful details provided by the Kimbell Art Museum and of course, the exquisite paintings by Caravaggio himself and his many followers. One of the most fascinating parts of the exhibit is the origin and location of the paintings. Many paintings were lended from such famous museums as the Louvre (Paris), the Vatican Museums (Rome), the Uffizi (Florence), the Prado Museum (Madrid) the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and many more! This spectacular exhibit shows how lucky we are in Fort Worth to have such an amazing museum, The Kimbell Art, in Fort Worth's Cultural District!
When you view the exhibit, you will find over sixty paintings, each categorized by theme. From, music to gambling and gypsies to the saints and biblical stories, you will view many inspirational works of art! For more information on the exhibit, Click Here. Bring the entire family to the opening and enter tickets Win tickets to many popular Fort Worth attractions including Casa Manana, Texas Ballet Theater OR you could WIN a Kimbell Family Membership! The First 101 visitors receive free admission. From 1-3pm Enjoy live performances by Fort Worth Opera Studio Artists (2pm) and Orchestra of New Spain (1-3pm).
Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome
Posted On October 13, 2011