• Mostra Kuniyoshi - Museo della Permanente, Milano
  • Mostra NASA - A Human Adventure - Milano Lambrate
  • Mostra Revolution - Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
  • Mostra Picasso - Palazzo Ducale, Genova
  • Mostra Kuniyoshi - Museo della Permanente, Milano
  • Mostra NASA - A Human Adventure - Milano Lambrate
  • Mostra Revolution - Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
  • Mostra Picasso - Palazzo Ducale, Genova

Palazzo Reale

29 settembre 2017 - 04 febbraio, 2018

ITA   ENG

Palazzo Reale

29 settembre 2017 - 04 febbraio, 2018

Dentro Caravaggio

Introduction

The exhibition is promoted and produced by the Milan City Council – Culture, Palazzo Reale and MondoMostre Skira, in association with the MIBACT – Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. The Gruppo Bracco is the exhibition Partner for the new investigative diagnostics carried out. The exhibition will be designed by Studio Cerri & Associati.


The show is curated by Rossella Vodret, assisted by a prestigious scientific committee chaired by Keith Christiansen. The aim is to offer a new take on Caravaggio's extraordinary artistic production over the years, through two principal interpretative keys: the diagnostic investigations and new documentary research that have led to a reassessment of the chronology of Caravaggio's early works. This was made possible, in fact, by the new data yielded by the documents and also the results of the scientific analyses – for years the new frontier of research for art history as well as restoration.

Mostra Manet e la Parigi Moderna

So the exhibition will also present selected documents from the State Archives of Rome and of Siena, concerning Caravaggio's life and art; documents that have radically changed the chronology of his early Roman years and revealed mysterious gaps in his activity. In fact, there is no information about the period from the end of his apprenticeship with Simone Peterzano in 1588 and 1592, when his name appeared in a notary deed drawn up in Milan. In the same way, his arrival in Rome is not documented until the beginning of 1596. So a mystery still surrounds the vicissitudes of his life during these eight, which are a lot for a painter who worked for less than 15 years in all.

The museuma and Italian collections participating in the show, include: Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and Fondazione Longhi, Florence; Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Musei Capitolini, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Corsini and Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Barberini, Rome; Museo Civico, Cremona; Banca Popolare di Vicenza; Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte and Gallerie d’Italia Palazzo Zevallos, Naples.

Among the most prestigious foreign loans: The Holy Family with the Infant St John (1604–1605) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Salome Receives the Head of John the Baptist (1607 or 1610) from the National Gallery, London; St Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy (c.1597) from the Wadsworth Atheneum of Art, Hartford; Martha and Mary Magdalene (1598) from the Detroit Institute of Arts; St John the Baptist in the Wilderness (c.1603) from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Penitent St Jerome (1605–1606) from the Museu de Montserrat, Barcelona.


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Exhibition curated by
Rossella Vodret

Onorary Presidency
Maurizio Calvesi and Mina Gregori

Scientific Committee
Keith Christiansen, President
Caterina Bon Valsassina
Gisella Capponi
Marco Ciatti
Claudio Falcucci
Carlo Giantomassi
Larry Keith
† Giorgio Leone
Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
Rossella Vodret
Alessandro Zuccari