This lecture at the Italian Cultural Institute located at the Italian Embassy, will show some of the finest paintings in America by Francesco de Mura (1695-1782), the greatest artist of the late
Baroque in Naples. De Mura’s superb draftsmanship and luminous colors in harmonious compositions of religious subjects, intense portraits, and mythological scenes will be shown. In search of De Mura’s work, Dr. Arthur Blumenthal, director emeritus of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, created a virtual tour of the great museums of Boston, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington, and elsewhere.
Violinist Leonid Sushansky will perform a musical prelude with pieces by Nicola Porpora and Antonio Vivaldi.
You must make a reservation by May 18, 2012, at 2:00 pm, to attend this lecture.