Culture meets couture: Caravaggio masterpiece previews… at Hong Kong mall (from South Cina Morning Post)

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In true Hong Kong style, preview of Italian masterpiece is held at glitzy shopping mall.

The Italian consul general behind next month’s Asian debut of one of Caravaggio’s masterpieces spoke of the city’s growing demand for culture yesterday – at a media preview held, in true Hong Kong style, among the big-name brands of Admiralty’s glitzy Pacific Place shopping mall.Organisers said work by local artists would be on show next to the classical Western work, juxtaposing cultures and giving a local context to the Italian artwork.Supper at Emmaus, painted in 1606, will be on view in a free exhibition called “Light and Shadows – Caravaggio, the Italian Baroque Master” at the Asia Society Hong Kong from March 12 to April 13.The painting, with an insured value of about HK$640 million, is on loan from the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery in Milan, an initiative promoted by the Italian consulate in Hong Kong – which brought another …. 

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