He was one of the most innovative artists of the Italian Baroque. Yet Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1609–1664) was also a violent and impetuous man, who was repeatedly in court for assault, allegedly attempted to throw his sister off a roof, destroyed his own work in front of powerful patrons, and was forced to flee Rome in mysterious circumstances. The turbulence that characterised his life overshadowed his artistic brilliance, and Castiglione struggled to achieve the recognition that he deserved. Much of what is known about the artist is derived not from fulfilled commissions, but from court documents. The Royal Collection contains the largest and finest group of the artist’s work, and this winter The Kimbell Art Museum will stage the exhibition dedicated to Castiglione. Through 98 drawings and prints the exhibition aims to reinstate Castiglione in his

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