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Caravaggio - Museo Thyssen Bornemisza

Caravaggio and the Painters of the North

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will be presenting (21.06.2016 - 18.09.2016) Caravaggio and the Painters of the North, an exhibition that focuses on Michelangelo Merisi da 

and his influence on the northern European artists who were fascinated by his painting and disseminated his style. Curated by Gert Jan van der Sman, professor at the University of Leiden and a member of the Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell'Arte in Florence, the exhibition will include 53 paintings, twelve of them by Caravaggio, to offer a survey of Caravaggio's career from his Roman period to the moving dark paintings of his final years, shown alongside a selection of works by his most important followers in Holland (Dirk van Baburen, Gerrit van Honthorst and Hendrick Ter Brugghen), Flanders (Nicolas Régnier and Louis Finson) and France (Simon Vouet, Claude Vignon and Valentin de Boulogne).
Caravaggio and the Painters of the North transports visitors to the era of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and the decades following his death, a period particularly rich in masterpieces of painting and when his fame was still at its height. The exhibition opens with two galleries devoted to works by Caravaggio executed during his time in Rome. The following galleries show works by painters from north of the Alps who saw Caravaggio's works at first hand. The last two galleries are devoted to the work of Caravaggio and his foreign followers in Naples and southern Italy. (Text: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza)