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Wednesday 16 September 2015

Exhibition at Musée Fabre

The Golden Age of painting in Naples, from Ribera to Giordano

From June 20 to October 11, 2015, the musée Fabre of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole presents The Golden Age of Painting in Naples, from Ribera to Giordanoin collaboration with the French National Institute of Art History (INHA) and the National Heritage Institute (INP) in Paris.

Through 84 major works from many French and foreign museums, and with an exceptional contribution from the museums of Naples, this exhibition with a National
Interest label proposes a vast panorama of one of the most brilliant moments in Italian art: Neapolitan painting in the seventeenth century.

From the arrival of Caravaggio in 1606 to the triumph of Solimena just before 1700, Neapolitan painting evolved from an expressionistic and tragic naturalism to a sensual, baroque taste for color and movement.