Now Open: Caravaggio and the Painters of the North at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

For those tantalized by tenebrism: a fantastic new exhibition, entitled “Caravaggio and the Painters of the North,” just opened yesterday (21 June) at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Spain. Featuring a dozen works by Caravaggio situated among more than 50 compositions by his colleagues and contemporaries, such as Dutch painter Gerrit van Honthorst and French master Simon Vouet, this exhibition reveals how quickly Caravaggio’s approach was absorbed into the Baroque artistic dialogue. The exhibition will remain on view until 18 September 2016. 

Caravaggio, The Musicians, c. 1594-95. Oil on canvas. 92.1 x 118.4 cm. The Metropolitan Museum, New York, Rogers Fund.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, ca. 1598. Oil on canvas. 173 x 133 cm. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.

Caravaggio, The Fortune Teller, c. 1594-1595. Capitoline Museum, Rome. 

Posted by Alexis Culotta 

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