A new exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art highlights five centuries of Italian paintings

Sep 08, 2013 867

A touring art exhibition that condenses 500 years of Italian art through 40 paintings is open to visitors of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Museum curator Alison Amick has worked more than two years organizing Of Heaven and Earth, a collection of Italian paintings from the Glasgow Museum in Scotland. The show presents five sections covering a 500-year period, starting with religious art of the 1300s.

The exhibit spotlights Italian artists such as Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Domenichino, Francesco Guardi, Salvator Rosa and Titian, who flourished in Italy's numerous art capitals. Amick said the exhibition is designed to appeal to aficionados, as well as to people who simply love beautiful art.

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Source: http://www.okgazette.com/

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