‘Caravaggio – La bottega del genio’
Palazzo Venezia, Rome (119 Via del Plebiscito)
22nd December 2010- 29th May 2011, 10.00 – 19.00, Tuesday to Sunday
Another major Caravaggio exhibition in Rome, albeit this time an unusual one. The exhibition recreates the studio that Caravaggio worked in in an attempt to evoke, quite literally, the atmosphere of the time. An innovative and experimental approach, it tries to shed light on the techniques of Caravaggio, the methods and tools he would have used during his ‘Roman years’.
Shed light being an appropriate use of words, as the show will try to illuminate (sic), via lenses, mirrors and optical tools just how Caravaggio achieved the noted sense of light in his works.