1 marzo 2020 – 14 giugno 2020
FORT WORTH, TX—The Kimbell will display Caravaggio’s celebrated The Flagellation of Christ as a guest of honor in the upcoming exhibition Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum. Profoundly shocking yet gently poignant, The Flagellation of Christ was painted by Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio (1571–1610), for a Naples private chapel in 1607, and for nearly fifty years has been on view at the city’s Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte. The work is among Caravaggio’s most mature paintings, combining his signature tenebrism, sculptural solidity, realistic details and physical beauty. The scene contrasts the unleashed violence of the persecutors and the peaceful resignation of the suffering Christ.