Fashion Design Lab Magazine
october 2009 | nº 01
  Caravaggio: a great exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome. From 20th February up to 13th June 2010
Roberto Cantini

The exhibition that has just been opened at the Scuderie del Quirinale shows only the certain works of the Master. It is an extraordinary display of the great masterpieces by Caravaggio: he has always been recognised as a great innovator in painting, an unique painter that succeeded in giving light to the shadow.

The exhibition that has been studied by Claudio Strinati and Rossella Vodret with the support of Francesco Buranelli shows to the attention of the public the «real masterpieces» of the Master and among them we find: the two «last suppers in Emmaus» from the National Gallery of London and from the Pinacoteca di Brera, «The Musicians» from the Metropolitan Museum of New York, «The Deposition» from the Vatican Museums, «The Lute player» from the Ermitage Museum, and the magnificent «Annunciation» from the Museum of Nancy.

The career of Caravaggio in the exhibition is divided in three periods: the youth 1599 (the works belonging to this period are placed with a green background), the success, from 1600 until 1606 (with a red background) and the flight until 1610 (with a grey background).

All the works we can admire in the exhibition are well-known all over the world, and this is an unique opportunity to see them altogether and to realize the high artistic level of Caravaggio who changed deeply the way of painting and became a great innovator in this wonderful art.

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Caravaggio, Musici (The Musicians), 1594 – 1595 | Oil on canvas, 92,1 x 118,4 cm | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rogers Found, 1952 | New York© 2009. | Image copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art | Resource/Scala, Firenze Caravaggio, Suonatore di Liuto (The Lute player), 1595 – 1596 | Oil on canvas, 94 x 119 cm | Museo Statale dell’Ermitage, San Pietroburgo | Photograph © The State Hermitage Museum | Photo by Natalia Antonova, Inessa Regentova Caravaggio, Bacco, 1597 | Oil on canvas, 95 x 85 cm | Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze – Galleria degli Uffizi
Caravaggio, Giuditta che taglia la testa a Oloferne,1599 – 1600 | Oil on canvas, 145 x 195 cm | Soprintendenza Speciale PSAE e per il Polo Museale della Città di Roma / Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini, Roma Caravaggio, Cena in Emmaus (Last supper in Emmaus), 1601 | Oil and tempera paint on canvas, 141 x 196,2 cm | The National Gallery, Londra | © 2009 Copyright The National Gallery, London / Scala, Firenze Caravaggio, Amor vincit Omnia, 1602 | Oil on canvas, 156,5 x 113,3 cm | Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin – Gemäldegalerie, Berlino | Copyright: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Gemäldegalerie sind eine Einrichtung der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz | Photo: Jörg P. Anders
Caravaggio, Canestra di frutta, end of XVI century | Oil on canvas, 48 x 62 cm | Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milano | © 2009. Photo Scala, Firenze Caravaggio, I Bari,1595 - 1596 | Oil on canvas, 90 x 112 cm |Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (Texas) | © 2010. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas Caravaggio, San Giovanni Battista, 1603 – 1604 | Oil on canvas, 173,4 x 132,1 cm | The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City (Missouri) | Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 52-25 | Photograph by Jamison Miller
Caravaggio, Amorino dormiente, 1608 | Oil on canvas, 72 x 105 cm | Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze / Galleria Palatina - Palazzo Pitti, Firenze Caravaggio, Deposizione (The Deposition), 1602 – 1604 | Oil on canvas, 300 x 203 cm | Musei Vaticani, Città del Vaticano | Photo Archivio Fotografico Musei Vaticani. © Musei Vaticani Caravaggio, Conversione di Saulo, 1600 – 1601 | Oil on canvas, 237 x 189 cm | Collezione privata, Roma
Caravaggio, Incoronazione di spine, 1602 – 1605 | Oil on canvas, 127 x 165 cm | Kunsthistorisches Museum mit MVK und ÖTM Wissenschaftliche Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts, Vienna    
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