Caravaggio Cut Down to Size
—Xavier F. Salomon
ARTnews asked some curators to name the "most underrated artists." The Frick Collection's Xavier F. Salomon named Guido Cagnacci as his underrated artist and took the mike to rip into "overrated" Caravaggio.
(At top, Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1602, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome. Below, Cagnacci's The Repentant Magdalene, 1660-63, Norton Simon Museum. The Cagnacci was recently lent to the Frick and the National Gallery, London, and Salomon has written the first English-language book on the artist.)