Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (Italian, 1571—1610), forged a new path in the history of European painting. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the protagonists in his works, was both highly admired and highly controversial among his contemporaries. The Galleria Borghese in Rome houses six paintings by Caravaggio, the largest gathering of his works in a single collection. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces from this renowned museum, and to gain insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
This exhibition celebrates the launch of the Caravaggio Research Institute, an international project on the artist originating from the collection of the Galleria Borghese. The Institute, supported by Fendi Roma, is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing our understanding of Caravaggio and his work through collaborations with museums and institutions worldwide, and the establishment of a digital platform to provide information and support new research. View the press release.
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Generously supported by Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie, Ambassador and Mrs. Ronald S. Lauder, Elizabeth and Mark S. Siegel, and Ambassador and Mrs. Ronald P. Spogli.
With additional support from