Francesco Solimena: Picturing the World for an Eighteenth-Century Royal Wedding

April 2 to May 25, 2014

Through a selection of pieces coming from the Getty Research Institute, the IU Fine Arts Library, the Lilly Library, and the IU Art Museum collection, this exhibition focuses on one of the IU Art Museum’s masterpieces, Francesco Solimena’s Allegory of the Four Parts of the World, highlighting the painting’s history, patronage, and iconography. This exhibition features a thirteen-minute documentary, The World around Solimena.

Image: Abraham Bloemaert (Dutch, 1566–1651). Adoration of the Magi, 1624. Oil on canvas. IU Art Museum 90.63