Tag Archives: Kimbell Art Museum

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Caravaggio and his followers at LACMA until the 10th February

By July 1600, suddenly everyone in Rome knew about a young artist from Milan, even though he’d already been in the Eternal City for about seven years. Up to this point, however, he had only painted for an elite clientele. By September of that year, he was being called “the city’s most famous painter.” Now […]

Gian Lorenzo Bernini at the Metropolitan Museum of Art til the 6th January

Rome may not have been built in a day, but it seems as if the great Gian Lorenzo Bernini was responsible for much of it. The exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay just closing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us how. It all begins with the terracotta modello. This completely satisfying show—simultaneously pleasurable and […]