Monday, April 4, 2016

Naples day 3 Capodimonte Museum

Sunday ... a glorious autumn day,was perfect for a trip to the Capodimonte Museum.  This houses a cornucopia of art from the 12th century to the 21st century.
The very first items we saw were by Anslem Kiefer.  Works called Mare  Nostrum  and Hero and Leander, created in 2005.
These images were large and commanding. The current refugee crisis in Europe added a great weight to the viewing experience. The leaden boats seemingly doomed for disaster were very evocative.

Then it was on to see works such as The Massacre of the Innocents.
But this horrendous story of the slaughter of the Innocents was countered by the tenderness and joy in some of the depictions of the Adoration of the Christian child. All the joy of every family that has welcomed a newborn was touching.
War, families, joy, sorrow over the ages, interpreted by artists forever.

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