Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Frick to Present Major Baroque Masterpiece by Cagnacci this Fall

Guido Cagnacci (1601–1663) The Repentant Magdalene , ca. 1660−63 Oil on canvas 90 1/4 x 104 3/4 inches Norton Simon Art Foundation, Pasadena, California
NEW YORK -- Guido Cagnacci was one of the most eccentric painters of seventeenth-century Italy, infamous for his unconventional art and lifestyle. His works, mostly religious in subject, are known for their unabashed, often unsettling eroticism, and his biography is no less intriguing. This October, the Frick will present Cagnacci’s ambitious Repentant Magdalene, considered a masterpiece of seventeenth-century Italian art, and a work that has not been seen outside California since its acquisition by the Norton Simon Museum almost thirty-five years ago.

The Frick Collection: "Repentant Magdalene" (October 25, 2016 - January 22, 2017); 1 East 70th Street, New York, NY; 212.547.0710;