The Crocker Art Museum Presents Italian Baroque Masterpieces

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artwork: Pietro Dandini - "Esther before Ahasuerus", undated - Oil on canvas - 34" x 57 1/16" - Haukohl Family Collection. - On view at the Crocker Art Museum in “Florence and the Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection” from November 5th until February 12th 2012.


Sacramento, CA.- The Crocker Art Museum is proud to present “Florence and the Baroque: Paintings from the Haukohl Family Collection”, which will bring masterworks of Italian painting and sculpture from the 16th through 18th centuries to Northern California. On view at the Crocker Art Museum from November 5th through February 12th 2012, this exhibition is drawn from the largest private American collection of Florentine Baroque painting and features works by key artists such as Cesare Dandini, Jacopo da Empoli, and Francesco Furini. The exhibition includes two paintings that have never before been on view to the public — “Saint Sebastian” by Onorio Marinari and “Penitent Magdalene” by Cesare Dandini. Under the patronage of the Medici princes, late 16th-century Florence was a hotbed of artistic innovation. A new clarity in color, style, and subject began to replace the elegant virtuosity of earlier painting.