Love…Betrothal…Marriage…The Birth of a Child…
NBC 5 invites you to visit the Kimbell Art Museum and find out how these momentous occasions were celebrated in Renaissance Italy.
Art and Love in Renaissance Italy is on exhibit March 15 through June 14 at the Kimbell Art Museum. The exhibition offers a unique look at approximately 150 paintings and art objects dating from 1400 to 1600 that were created to celebrate love and marriage. It includes marriage portraits and paintings, exquisite examples of jewelry, and some of the rarest and most significant pieces of Renaissance glassware, cassone panels, birth trays, and drawings of amorous subjects.
The exhibition is divided into three sections. The first, "Celebrating Betrothal, Marriage, and Childbirth," features splendid wedding gifts such as maiolica decorated with narratives or portraits, rare Venetian glassware, rings (including one of the earliest known diamond wedding rings) and other jewelry. "Profane Love" focuses on the erotic, at times salacious, imagery treated in drawings, prints, and other objects created by some of the most celebrated artists of the time, including Parmigianino and Giulio Romano. “From Cassone to Poesia: Paintings of Love and Marriage" shifts the focus to nuptial portraits and paintings on themes of love that decorated bedchambers and private quarters.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London. It is available in the Museum Shop.
For more information visit www.kimbellart.org or call 817-332-8451.
Art and Love in Renaissance Italy
March 15–June 14
Tuesdays through Thursdays:10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Fridays: Noon–8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sundays: Noon–5:00 p.m.
The Kimbell Art Museum is located at 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth, Texas.