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The Caravaggio Exhibition in Rome

10-04-00 Caravaggio (Rome, Italy)
Image by Andrea Vascellari via Flickr

Run don’t walk to the Caravaggio Exhibit in Rome at the Scuderie del Quirinale because it ends on June 13th.

I waited in line for over an hour to see the comprehensive collection of his masterpieces which showcases 24 celebrated works of the Lombard genius. For ten euros you can see his dramatic play of light and shadow from museums all over the world including Ireland, Berlin, Russia, the U.S. and Italy. Rent an audio guide to truly appreciate the paintings.

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) was 39 when he died and this year marks the 400th anniversary of his death. Some of the paintings at the exhibit include “Cattura di Cristo nell’orto” (1602), “I bari” (1595), “Giuditta che taglia la testa a Olofeme” (1599) and “I musici” (1594).  Sorry but “Bacchus” is still at the Uffizi.

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