Guido Cagnacci

Xavier F. Salomon: "Travels with Cagnacci"

Link to video of Xavier Salomon Cagnacci lecture

Guido Cagnacci, whose Repentant Magdalene is the focus of the special exhibition, was one of the most eccentric painters of seventeenth-century Italy. This lecture tracks his turbulent life and career by following his footsteps from his native Romagna to Venice and finally to Vienna. While researching the exhibition, curator Xavier F. Salomon visited the cities where the painter lived and worked, and his talk provides a window into the artist’s fascinating world.