Italian Collection

Angel with the Superscription and Angel with the Crown of Thorns is a pair of Bernini's ten angels commissioned to stand on the Ponte Sant’Angelo bridge’s balustrades. Each angel carried an instrument of Christ’s Passion
Angel with the Superscription and Angel with the Crown of Thorns
Angel with the Superscription and Angel with the Crown of Thorns
Angel with the Superscription and Angel with the Crown of Thorns is a pair of Bernini's ten angels commissioned to stand on the Ponte Sant’Angelo bridge’s balustrades. Each angel carried an instrument of Christ’s Passion

Angel with the Superscription and Angel with the Crown of Thorns

Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Italian (1598–1680)
17th century
1668
Terracotta
a: 11 1/2 x 6 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. (29.2 x 16.2 x 13 cm) b: 11 7/8 x 6 x 6 in. (30.2 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
AP 1987.02 a,b
The leading sculptor of Baroque Italy, Gianlorenzo Bernini, reshaped the ancient city of Rome in a series of brilliant architectural and sculptural projects that affirmed its identity as the seat of the Roman Catholic Church.
Jupiter Among the Corybantes is Crespi's painting of the classical subject the upbringing of the god Jupiter.
Jupiter Among the Corybantes
Jupiter Among the Corybantes
Jupiter Among the Corybantes is Crespi's painting of the classical subject the upbringing of the god Jupiter.

Jupiter Among the Corybantes

Giuseppe Maria Crespi
Italian (1664–1747)
18th century
c. 1730
Oil on copper
26 1/4 x 26 1/4 in. (66.7 x 66.7 cm) Framed: 32 1/2 x 32 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (82.6 x 83.2 x 7 cm)
AP 1984.17
Giuseppe Maria Crespi, the most innovative Bolognese painter of his day, was especially acclaimed for his intimate genre scenes. His fresh approach also infuses his more traditional subjects, such as Jupiter Among the Corybantes.
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.
The Molo, Venice
The Molo, Venice
In The Molo, Venice Canaletto depicts one of his most popular views of Venice––the Molo, a wharf just west of the Doge’s Palace.

The Molo, Venice

Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canale)
Italian (1697–1768)
18th century
c. 1735
Oil on canvas
24 1/2 x 39 7/8 in. (62.3 x 101.3 cm) Framed: 33 3/4 x 49 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. (85.7 x 124.8 x 7 cm)
AP 1969.22
Trained by his father as a painter of theatrical scenery, Canaletto gained international renown painting scenes of his native Venice. These vivid and compelling cityscapes were much sought after by British aristocrats who traveled to Italy on the Grand Tour.
Apollo and the Continents is an oil sketch for a model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan. .At the center of the sketch the sun god, Apollo, emanates a brilliant, yellow light. Nearby, are six planetary deities and two embracing figures are silhouetted against the heavenly light .
Apollo and the Continents
Apollo and the Continents
Apollo and the Continents is an oil sketch for a model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan. .At the center of the sketch the sun god, Apollo, emanates a brilliant, yellow light. Nearby, are six planetary deities and two embracing figures are silhouetted against the heavenly light .

Apollo and the Continents

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian (1696–1770)
18th century
c. 1739
Oil on canvas
39 x 25 in. (99.1 x 63.5 cm) Framed: 49 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (125.1 x 80 x 8.3 cm)
AP 1985.04
This exquisitely prepared oil sketch served as Tiepolo’s model for a frescoed vault in the Palazzo Clerici in Milan, commissioned by Marquess Antonio Giorgio Clerici.
The Coronation of the Virgin is an oil sketch model for a ceiling fresco. In this celestial vision, the Virgin, clothed in white to denote her purity and surmounting a blue globe, is escorted by a glory of angels as she rises toward the Trinity.
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Coronation of the Virgin is an oil sketch model for a ceiling fresco. In this celestial vision, the Virgin, clothed in white to denote her purity and surmounting a blue globe, is escorted by a glory of angels as she rises toward the Trinity.

The Coronation of the Virgin

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
Italian (1696–1770)
18th century
1754
Oil on canvas
40 3/8 x 30 7/16 in. (102.6 x 77.3 cm) Framed: 50 x 42 x 5 in. (127 x 106.7 x 12.7 cm)
AP 1984.10
Tiepolo’s reputation as the leading painter of his day won him major commissions for frescoes from monarchs and princes of the Church in Italy.
Venice from the Bacino di San Marco portrays a scene of Venice. Rising at left is the campanile, or bell tower, next to the open space known as the Piazzetta. At center is the imposing pink and white facade of the Doge’s Palace.
Venice from the Bacino di San Marco
Venice from the Bacino di San Marco
Venice from the Bacino di San Marco portrays a scene of Venice. Rising at left is the campanile, or bell tower, next to the open space known as the Piazzetta. At center is the imposing pink and white facade of the Doge’s Palace.

Venice from the Bacino di San Marco

Francesco Guardi
Italian (1712–1793)
18th century
c. 1780
Oil on canvas
24 3/8 x 37 1/2 in. (61.9 x 95.3 cm) Framed: 32 1/2 x 45 1/8 x 4 in. (82.6 x 114.6 x 10.2 cm)
AP 1970.19
Little is known about Francesco Guardi. Members of his family were active as painters of devotional works, and he initially worked with his older brother, Antonio, as a figure painter.
Ideal Head of a Woman is a bust with elegant profile, smooth skin, and elaborate chignon. This “ideal head” exemplifies Canova’s Neoclassicism and his stunning technical virtuosity.
Ideal Head of a Woman
Ideal Head of a Woman
Ideal Head of a Woman is a bust with elegant profile, smooth skin, and elaborate chignon. This “ideal head” exemplifies Canova’s Neoclassicism and his stunning technical virtuosity.

Ideal Head of a Woman

Antonio Canova
Italian (1757–1822)
19th century
c. 1817
Marble
22 3/16 x 9 7/16 x 9 3/4 in. (56.3 x 24 x 24.7 cm)
AP 1981.13
The Venetian artist Antonio Canova was the leading sculptor of the Neoclassical movement. Traveling to Rome in late 1779, his virtuosity and stylistic innovation soon won him papal commissions and acclaim.
Head is one of about twenty-seven surviving sculptures by Modigliani. Head is distinguished from others by its complex balance of brutality and refinement, as the delicate head emerges from the roughly hewn mass of the stone block.
Head
Head
Head is one of about twenty-seven surviving sculptures by Modigliani. Head is distinguished from others by its complex balance of brutality and refinement, as the delicate head emerges from the roughly hewn mass of the stone block.

Head

Amedeo Modigliani
Italian (1884–1920)
20th Century
c. 1913
Limestone
20 5/8 × 9 3/4 × 14 3/4 in., 112.5 lb. (52.4 × 24.8 × 37.5 cm, 51 kg)
AG 2017.01
The Kimbell Art Museum is honored to receive the gift of a masterpiece of modern sculpture, a carved limestone Head by the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. This rare work is one of about twenty-seven surviving sculptures by the artist.

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