Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My obsession for Caravaggio...master...precursor of the Baroque....all over the world!!!

How many lecturers? conferences? Talks....but it is not enough...I have a real obsession for Caravaggio,  master painter, equal in skill and influence to artists such as Michelangelo Buonarroti, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael.

Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist

Caravaggio died 1610, just over 400 years ago. Last year Italy has celebrated this anniversary with  exhibitions across many different cities included Rome, at the Scuderie del Quirinale, and so museums in a number of Italian cities have exhibitions detailing his work, along with newly published books, DVDs, film and video documentaries about his life and legacy.

Caravaggio, Calling of Matthew
San Luigi dei Francesi

And this is not enough!!! About half of these paintings hang in museums in Italy: almost every Italian region has an art museum with one or more Caravaggio paintings on display!!! obviously Rome is an exception!! Just considering San Luigi dei Francesi, Santa Maria del Popolo, the Galleria Corsini, the Galleria Borgheseand so on.....


Many other works may be found throughout Europe, in LondonParisSaint Petersburg, in Russia and Toledo, in Spain.....Caravaggio’s paintings are also accessible across other continents, such as the United States, where you can see some interesting works such as the Crucifixion of Saint Andrew in the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio


 or Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Connecticut, or the Conversion of the Magdalene at the Art Institute of Detroit in Michigan or the Musician at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and many many more.....

.....if you have a passion for around the world and visit these amazing artworks!!!

A presto!

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