Museum Visit: The Road to the Baroque
Date: 25 August 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art
Registration: required, free
Speaker: Dr. Sim Hinman Wan (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU)
When we hear the word Baroque, what comes to our mind? Is it the taste for drama? Tenebrism? Caravaggio? Or the Counter-Reformation? “The Road to the Baroque: Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum” showcased works by famous artists such as Titian, El Greco, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Jusepe de Ribera. Rarely do we see such an array of 17th century oil paintings on display in Hong Kong. We were delighted to have Dr. Wan from HKU Art History to guide our visit, on a day when the museum was closed to the public. The exhibition’s curatorial team was there with us as well!