Thursday, February 17, 2011

Salvator Rosa at the Kimbell

My Valentine's treat on Sunday was a visit to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Ray was willing to stroll through this exhibit and discover the talent of this 17th century artist. Rosa was dark and brooding and explored the subjects of witchcraft, bandits, and behind it all was Italian scenery. Evocative and satirical, Salvator Rosa was an artist to be reckoned with and the Kimbell exhbit, as always, offers a wide range of his works.
His portraits are haunting and his landscapes are gorgeous. Craggy ravines and superb lighting enhance his work. Thirty six paintings cover a wide range of spirit from very, very dark to intense. I enjoyed this exhibit and also strolled through the Kimbell's regular collection - always a treat to see pieces from their vast warehouse. The Fort Worth Cultural District is a gem - Go explore it!

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