Bodies and Shadows. Caravaggio and European Caravaggism (from

Montpellier, Musée Fabre and Toulouse, Musée des Augustins, from 23 June to 14 October 2012 
The exhibition will then travel, in a condensed form but with additional works, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 11 November 2012 to 10 February 2013 and to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut from 8 March to 16 June 2013.   With the sole exception, almost forty years ago now, of the exhibition organized by Jean-Pierre Cuzin and Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée [1], which in fact included only French artists (or, some thought to be so at the time), there has not been a show in France devoted to the general subject of Caravaggism. And yet, since that time, Caravaggio has increasingly taken on “star” status in the world of art history, one of the very few artists to draw crowds at the mere mention of his name. But in 1983, when the Grand Palais staged a retrospective on Neopolitan painting [2] which featured one of the painter’s greatest masterpieces, The Seven Deeds of Mercy, public awareness had not yet peaked and attendance remained absolutely normal.  This passion for Caravaggio today has ….. READ MORE ON THEARTTRIBUNE.COM


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