The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, May 24, 2018

Scuderie del Quirinale to Celebrate Caravaggio's 400th Anniversary
Caravaggio, "Giuditta nell’atto di tagliare la testa ad Oloferne", 1597. Roma, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini S.S.P.A.A. Polo Museale della Città di Roma.

ROME.- Caravaggio did not paint much in his life. Because life often took precedence over art. And yet, many artworks over the centuries have been attributed to Michelangelo Merisi. For some too many, for others simply dubious attributions.

The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale will present the public with only those artworks that are certainly by Caravaggio, the sum of the indisputable master. A roundup of extraordinary paintings, because technique, vision and innovation in the art of Caravaggio are extraordinary, because nobody before and after him was able to "give light to darkness."

The exhibition is under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, organized by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in collaboration with MondoMostre, in cooperation with the Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita’ Culturali and the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale di Roma, with the support of Cariparma.

The entire career of Caravaggio will be represented in the two exhibition floors of the Scuderie del Quirinale and its presentation, rather than in chronological order will try to enhance the comparison of themes and subjects alike. So next to the "Boy with a Fruit Basket", one of the most important early works, you'll see the Bacchus from the Uffizi, where Caravaggio painted another sublime still life, two works that were never placed in direct comparison.

This direct comparison between subjects will be the common thread of the exhibition, and will include the great altarpieces from the Roman period and those painted in Sicily, including the "Burial of St Lucia", that Caravaggio painted in articulo mortis, the high point of his tragic existential parable.

Next to very well known and very visible works - like the two versions of the "Supper at Emmaus", respectively, from the National Gallery in London and the Pinacoteca di Brera, or the "Musicians" from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, or the Boy with Lute from the State Hermitage in St Petersburg and Amor Omnia Vincit from the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin or the three versions of "Saint John the Baptist", respectively, from the Capitoline Museums, the Galleria Corsini in Rome, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City - others Caravaggio works are more rare and difficult to view, because they are rarely granted for temporary exhibitions as the "Deposition" from the Vatican Museums, the "Annunciation" by the Museum of Nancy, restored for the occasion in a joint project between Italy and France or even the "Crowning of Thorns" from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

A selection made only of absolute masterpieces, historically credited as by the hand of Caravaggio and never seen together, reunited at the Scuderie del Quirinale, to celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Merisi.

During that same time, Rome will become the ideal location of the near-complete anthology of works by Caravaggio: the vast majority of the works chosen for exhibition comes from museums outside the city to allow the public to admire the works in situ, in the various churches for which they were commissioned, therefore gathering in Rome almost all of the artistic production of Caravaggio.

From the standpoint of scientific studies, the exhibition, created by Claudio Strinati and curated by Rossella Vodret, Soprintendente Speciale per il Polo Museale Romano, and Francesco Buranelli, intends to deal with the wealth of philological, documentary and technical writings produced in the past twenty years.

Scuderie del Quirinale | Caravaggio | Michelangelo Merisi | Claudio Strinati | Rossella Vodret |

Today's News

December 13, 2009

MoMA Organizes First Major Museum Retrospective of Contemporary Artist Gabriel Orozco

Cuban and Spanish Architects Ask that All Havana Architecture be Saved

Groninger Museum Opens Exhibition of German Expressionism

Exhibition of Forty New Works by Fabienne Verdier at Jaeger Bucher Gallery

Art Institute of Chicago Launches Campaign Adopt a Dot

'Tata Nano'-The People's Car-to be Featured at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Exhibition of Early Drawings & Etchings by Jake and Dinos Chapman to Open

Scuderie del Quirinale to Celebrate Caravaggio's 400th Anniversary

Amon Carter Museum Displays a Selection of Works from New Acquisition

C/O Berlin Loves Hair and Shows it with Photography and Drawing Exhibition

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art Premieres Loan of Rodin Sculpture

Exhibition of Pre-Columbian Funerary Art Opens at Egyptian Museum

National Gallery of Ireland's Traditional Exhibition of Turner Works Announced

Brunei Gallery to Pose the Question: Being & Image in Asia & Europe

The Second Luxury Antiques Weekend at Kilhey Court in Lancashire Announced

Exhibition of Work by Children and Teens from the Montclair Art Museum's Yard School of Art

A New Memorandum of Understanding has been Signed Between the British Council and Arts Council England

Museum Presents First Exhibition Outside of South Asia of Traditional Embroidered Quilts from Bengal

Two Video Works by Beijing Artist Zhao Liang to be Screened in Walker Art Center's Target Gallery

New Members Join the National Building Museum's Board of Trustees

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

2.- Exhibition at Fotohof focuses on groups in society who are at risk of marginalisation

3.- John Brennan collection of Rock n Roll memorabilia offered at RR Auction

4.- A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

5.- Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

6.- 'Mad' king Ludwig II of Bavaria lost gift to composer Richard Wagner gets rare show

7.- New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

8.- Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

9.- New York art sales near $3 billion in two weeks as uber-rich hunt trophies

10.- Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Related Stories

Exhibit at Scuderie del Quirinale Showcases Painting in Ancient Rome

Starting in September, the Colors of Ancient Rome will be on Show at the Scuderie del Quirinale

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful