Neapolitan Crèche on display once again at the Art Institute of Chicago

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When: November 17 - January 6, 2019 - Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Gallery 203

After its widely popular debut in 2013, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns once again this holiday season. One of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples, the crèche is an intricate Nativity scene that reflects the vitality and artisanship that the city is still known for. The Art Institute’s crèche features over 200 figures—including no less than 50 animals and 41 items of food and drink—all staged in a spectacular Baroque cabinet with a painted backdrop. Elaborate, complex, and wondrous, the Neapolitan crèche is a rare example of the genre and a once-in-a-lifetime acquisition for the Art Institute.

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SOURCE: https://iicchicago.esteri.it

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