poster for Guercino Exhibition

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Guercino (1591-1666) was one of the major painters of the Italian Baroque period who further developed the Baroque aesthetics begun by painters Caravaggio and Carracci. Conversely, he was also a painter whose style helped form later academic painting methods, and in the past has numbered amongst the most famous painters in the history of Italian art. Around the mid 19th century, when the art world began to express new values and views, Guercino was dismissed and forgotten, only to be the subject of rediscovery from the mid 20th century onwards. The NMWA collection includes one oil painting by Guercino, but this exhibition will provide an overview of his entire oeuvre through the display of approximately 40 oil paintings. This is the first Guercino exhibition to be held in Japan with some proceeds going towards the rebuilding efforts after the Cento earthquake in May 2012, the region in which the main collection of Gercino paintings are held.

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from March 03, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Open on March 30th, May 4th, May 18th.

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Guercino

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