Milan | Major exhibition on Caravaggio opens at Palazzo Reale
By RICCARDO BIANCHINI - October 10, 2017
From September 29, 2017 through 28 January, 2018, the Palazzo Reale in Milan features a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to Caravaggio (born Michelangelo Merisi).
Entitled Dentro Caravaggio (Inside Caravaggio) and curated by Rossella Vodret, the exhibition presents twenty works by the Italian painter, born in the town of Caravaggio (hence his nickname), northern Italy, on September 29, 1571.
Caravaggio is widely considered the most important Italian artist of the Mannerist-early Baroque period (late 16th – early 17th century).
The Palazzo Reale in Milan; photo: Federico Moroni
In the exhibition, world-renowned masterpieces are on view, including Boy Bitten by a Lizard (1597, Longhi Foundation, Florence), St. John the Baptist in the wilderness (c. 1604, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO), Rest on the Flight into Egypt (c. 1586, Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome), Good Luck (1595, Capitoline Museums, Rome), Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy (1598-1599, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT), and Portrait of a Knight of Malta ( 1607-1608, Pitti Palace, Florence), to name but a few.
Along with paintings, the exhibition also presents diagnostic analysis on the pieces on view, as wellas multimedia and interactive exhibits.
Located on the piano nobile of the Palazzo Reale, Dentro Caravaggio is open daily from 9.30 AM to 8 PM (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday), from 9.30 AM to 10.30 PM (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), and from 2.30 PM to 10.30 PM on Monday.
Palazzo Reale is located on the Duomo square, in the heart of Milan, close to the city’s Cathedral and the Galleria (metro station “Duomo”, lines 1 and 3).
September 29, 2017 / January 28, 2018
Palazzo Reale, Milan
Cover image: Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi), Good Luck, 1595, oil on canvas,Capitoline Museums, Rome; photo: Mike Steele
St. John the Baptist in the wilderness, c. 1604, oil on canvas; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri – Photo: Jamison Miller, © The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Rest on the Flight into Egypt,c. 1586, oil on canvas, Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome; © 2017 Trust Doria Pamphilj
Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, 1598-1599, oil on canvas, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; photo: Allen PhillipsWadsworth Atheneum
Saint Francis in Prayer, 1606, oil on canvas; City Museum Ala Ponzone, Cremona; photo © Inexhibit
Portrait of a Knight of Malta, 1607-1608, oil on canvas, Pitti Palace, Florence; photo: The Uffizi Gallery