21 juin 2011

Caravaggio's St Augustine: Whitfield Fine Art Research the Discovery of Caravaggio's Original

The painting was obscured by a thick layer of discolored varnish. Photo: Courtesy Whitfield Fine Art. LONDON.- The Caravaggio of St Augustine, exhibited for the first time in the current exhibition in Ottawa, Caravaggio & His Followers in Rome, is a rediscovery from the collection made by the artist’s patrons Cardinal Benedetto Giustiniani and his brother Marchese Vincenzo. A label tucked in the back of the stretcher revealed the name of the heir to the collection in the nineteenth century, and its subject, dimensions and... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2011

Caravaggio @ Contarelli Chapel of the Church of S. Luigi dei Francesi in Rome

ROME.- detail of a painting, entitled Chiamata di San Matteo (Calling of St. Matthew), by Italian artist Caravaggio (1573-1610). The painting is one of three Caravaggio masterpieces that have been put on show in the Contarelli Chapel of the Church of S. Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, Italy. The show running from 10 March to 15 October 2011, was organized and promoted by the Superintendence for the State Museums of Rome and presents the results of new diagnostic testing performed on the paintings to acquire more knowledge of Caravaggios... [Lire la suite]
14 novembre 2010

Gemäldegalerie Celebrates 400th Anniversary of Caravaggio's Death with Exhibition

Caravaggio, "Amor vincit Omnia", 1602 © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Gemäldegalerie sind eine Einrichtung der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. BERLIN.- Two paintings by Caravaggio can be found in German collections: the Gemäldegalerie's 'Amor Vincit Omnia' (or 'Amor Victorious') and 'Doubting Thomas' in the Picture Gallery at Schloss Sanssouci. Both paintings were created for the marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani and were brought to Berlin when the Giustiniani collection was acquired in 1815. The 400th anniversary of... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2010

"The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence" Not a Caravaggio

The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence" painting. AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, HO, Zelo Colantoni VATICAN CITY (AP).- The Vatican's top art historian on Monday shot down a report in its own newspaper that suggested a recently discovered painting was a Caravaggio. The head of the Vatican Museums, Antonio Paolucci, wrote in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that the work was most likely a copy of an original by a Caravaggio-influence artist. It was L'Osservatore itself that set the art world aflutter last week with a... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2010

Caravaggio Back on Display @ National Gallery of Ireland

Caravaggio (1571-1610), ‘The Taking of Christ’, 1602 (detail). Courtesy of the Jesuit Community of Leeson Street, Dublin, who acknowledge the generosity of the late Dr. Marie Lea-Wilson. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland DUBLIN.- The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio (1571-1610) has returned to public view in the Beit Wing of the National Gallery of Ireland. The painting, which is placed on indefinite loan to the National Gallery from the Jesuit Community of Dublin, was on loan earlier this year to an exceptional exhibition at... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2010

Caravaggio @ Scuderie del Quirinale

Caravaggio, Canestro di frutta (la fiscella), Milano, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana © 2009. Foto Scala, Firenze An exhibition that adopts a radically innovative and up-to-date approach to this extremely famous and enormously celebrated "Lombard genius".A large amount of recent research and scholarship, along with numerous exhibitions and papers probing the life and career of Michelangelo Merisi, alias Caravaggio, have confirmed growing worldwide interest in this artist's painting and the pivotal role that painting has played... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2010

'Caravaggio x 2', a conference organized by the Italian Cultural Instituteand Nationalmuseum

Caravaggio, St Francis in meditation (details) Caravaggio is one of the truly big names in art history. His realism and distinctive chiaroscuro (light and shade) technique proved hugely influential for 17th-century painting. This year marks the 400th anniversary of his death, which is being commemorated around the world. This small exhibition, featuring two paintings of St. Francis, illustrates the scientific debate surrounding Caravaggio’s techniques and working methods, and the relationship between original and replica. ... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2010

"Caravaggio’s Friends & Foes" @ Whitfield Fine Art Gallery

Louis Finso, "St. Sebastian LONDON.- Caravaggio always attracted controversy and by the time of his death aged only 38 in 1610 was hailed as an artistic genius by his supporters but regarded as an abrasive upstart with the blood of a murder on his hands by his enemies. His decisive break with artistic tradition and dramatic use of light inspired a generation of Caravaggesque artists. Whitfield Fine Art, a leading international specialist in Old Master paintings, is marking the 400th anniversary of his death with a... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2009

Caravaggio Painting Loaned to Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Advance of Berlusconi Visit

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610),  The rest during the fight from Egypt, Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - The Government of Italy has agreed to the loan of Caravaggio's Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c. 1597 from the Doria Pamphilj Gallery in Rome to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art for one fortnight. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), better known as "Caravaggio", is one of the greatest painters of all times, and may be termed "the founder of Baroque" due to his... [Lire la suite]
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13 décembre 2009

Caravaggio @ the Scuderie del Quirinale

Caravaggio, "Amor vincit Omnia", 1602. ©Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Gemäldegalerie sind eine Einrichtung der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz. 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... [Lire la suite]
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