‘Roma al tempo di Caravaggio’
Rome, Palazzo Venezia
16th November 2011 – 6th February 2012
The start of the 17th century saw Rome as the vibrant heart of an explosive period in European art, largely due to the new style of Caravaggio and the rapidly spreading influence his genius had. This exhibition shines a light on the decades where classicism faced head on the new realism of Caravaggio.
Through 140 works from all over the world – some of which have never been shown in Italy before now –, the exhibition reconstructs the fabric that held the Eternal City’s art scene together at the time when the great Caravaggio lived and worked in it.