Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, two works by Caravaggio in comparison (from turismo-in.it)

Bourbon del Monte Palace Museum is hosting an exhibition to compare an original master of depicting “The Bari”. It is a unique opportunity to admire the paintings of Caravaggio

There is an exhibition dedicated to Caravaggio to compare two works of his painting. A Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, in the province of Perugia, from September 29 to October 7, 2012, at the Palace Museum Bourbon del Monte, will be prominently displayed in the two Caravaggio paintings in the exhibition “The Bari compared. The young Caravaggio in the house of Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte”. The exhibition aims to compare an extraordinary novel of Caravaggio, recently rediscovered, showing “The Bari”, autograph replica of the painting owned by Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte (preserved at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas) and a copy contemporary, also unpublished. Both works come from private collections and all this increases the value and uniqueness of the event. The painting byCaravaggio, exposed to the public for the first time, you can appreciate the technical and construction phases, thanks to non-invasive investigations carried out for the occasion that will be exhibited alongside the painting. The exhibition on Caravaggio will be an opportunity to address the difficult relationship that bound the figure of Cardinal del Monte to the young Caravaggio at the end of the sixteenth century, not to mention the works, for the most part unpublished, of artists active in those years in Rome, culture similar to that of Caravaggio or committed to provide different answers to the provocative naturalism ….. READ MORE ON TURISMO-IN.IT

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