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an exhibition view featuring two large baroque paintings in a gallery room.

​Two paintings depicting the Death of Cleopatra, on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum (image courtesy Liz Simmons)



Liz Simmons, Ph.D. candidate in Italian Baroque art and curatorial research assistant at the Cincinnati Art Museum, explored the exhibition, "Cagnacci: Painting Beauty and Death." According to Simmons, the exhibit highlights the sensuous paintings of Guido Cagnacci (1601-1663) and features some extraordinary loans including from the Pinacoteca de Brera in Milan (right) and a recent acquisition from the Metropolitan Museum (left). Both of these paintings depict the Death of Cleopatra as palpable and alluring, heightened to the extreme in the work at right, completed toward the end of his career. Here Cagnacci breaks with expectations for the format, scale and decorum of a female nude, painting a body as realistic as she is intriguing.

The exhibit is on view through July 22. 

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  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8415
  • arthistory@udel.edu