Dentro Caravaggio

Art is a wonderful thing. It touches us in a way that no other form of interaction is capable of. One of the most remarkable Italian artists and one of my personal favorite is Caravaggio. Now you can relive the short but remarkable live of Caravaggio in his most iconic works in a brilliant exhibition in the Palazzo Reale in Milan. 

"Dentro Caravaggio" - or "Inside Caravaggio" in English - is the new temporary exhibition of Palazzo Reale, where the visitor can see eighteen masterworks together for the first time ever. Paintings from London, Barcelona, Paris, Florence, Rome were gathered together to tell this wonderful linear evolution of Caravaggio's work. From 1596 until his death in 1610, the paintings are displayed in an elegant green wall with minimal lighting, enough only to highlight the paintings singularity.

In addition, the visitor can see radiographic images of every paiting, in a illustrative video, enabling the audience to follow and discover the artist's journey from his initial thoughts to the final achievement. This was one of my favorite things because you can see not only the creative process of the genius but also reveals the painting under the canvas, often painted over by Caravaggio, who could not afford new white canvas.

The exhibition goes for a short period from 29.09.2017 to 28.1.2018 so make sure to see it if you are in Italy.


See below some of the prestigious paintings you will find in exhibition:

Sacra famiglia con San Giovannino - Sacred Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (1604-1605) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Salomé con la testa del Battista - Salomé with the head of John the Baptist (1607 or 1610) National Gallery, London; San Francesco in estasi - St. Francis of Assisi in ecstasy (c.1597) Wadsworth Atheneum of Art in Hartford;  Marta and Maddalena (1598) Detroit Institute of Arts; San Giovanni Battista - St. John the Baptist (c.1603) Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City; San Girolamo - Saint Jerome in Meditation (1605-1606) Montserrat Museum, Barcelona.