Art: The Partial Comeback of A Fallen Angel

After long neglect, a look at the 17th century's Guido Reni

Anyone who thinks art reputations, once made, are imperishable, should think again -- about Guido Reni (1575-1642). The retrospective show of 51 of his paintings is on view through May 14 at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, having been seen in Bologna (in a larger form) and Los Angeles. Reni was the leading Bolognese artist of the 17th century. For nearly 200 years after his death, he was adored by a long line of connoisseurs and tourists who held him to have been angelically inspired, the greatest painter of his age: as famous in his own way as Michelangelo,...

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