The exhibition “The Time of Caravaggio” at Musei Capitolini reopens to the public until May 2, 2021. Among the works on display, “Boy bitten by a green lizard” by Caravaggio and over forty paintings from Roberto Longhi Collection made by artists who underwent the influence of his figurative varying degrees.
Musei Capitolini reopen their doors with the exhibition “The time of Caravaggio” until May 2, 2021. The exhibition is dedicated to the collection of Caravaggesque paintings by the art historian and collector Roberto Longhi, who gathered numerous works by the masters of all eras he had the opportunity to research. Among these, there are the masterpieces by Caravaggio and his followers.
One of the most important works on display is “Boy Bitten by a Green Lizard“, dating back to the beginning of Caravaggio’s stay in Rome and can be dated around 1596-1597. The painting is striking for the boy’s great expressiveness: the face and the twisted shoulder express all his pain.
Then, there are paintings by artists who were influenced by the figurative revolution of Caravaggio throughout the 17th century. Among these it is possible to admire three paintings by Carlo Saraceni; the “The announcing Angel” by Guglielmo Caccia; the “The Penitent Mary Magdalene” by Domenico Fetti; the splendid “Coronation of Thorns” by Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, the “Allegory of Vanity”, one of Angelo Caroselli‘s most significant works.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog created by Marsilio Editori, which presents the works of Caravaggio and his followers in the Longhi Collection, furnished with a card and a short biography of the artists.
When: from the 16th of June 2020 to the 2nd of May 2021
Where: Musei Capitolini, Sale espositive di Palazzo Caffarelli – Piazzale Caffarelli, Rome
Price: full 15 €; reduced 13 €
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