Caravaggio: Masterpieces of the Galleria Borghese
21 November 2017 – 18 February 2018, GETTY CENTER
Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610), created 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 admirable and highly controversial among his contemporaries. The Galleria Borghese in Rome houses six paintings by Caravaggio, the largest collection of his works in a single collection. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces of this famous museum and to gain insight into three crucial phases in Caravaggio’s short but intense career.
This exhibition celebrates the launch of the Caravaggio Research Institute, an international project about the artist from the collection of the Borghese Gallery. The institute, supported by Fendi Roma, is committed to promoting knowledge and improving our understanding of Caravaggio and his work through collaborations with museums and institutions worldwide,