The Royal Palace of Madrid hosts until 16th October the exhibition ‘De Caravaggio a Bernini. Obras Maestras del Seicento Italiano en las Colecciones Reales’ (From Caravaggio to Bernini. 17th Century masterpieces in the Royal Collections), which shows a collection of Italian paintings and sculptures from the seventeenth century belonging to the Royal Collections of National Heritage, some of them haven’t been exhibited before to the public.
Since last June 7th the temporary exhibition hall of the Royal Palace hosts the exhibition ‘De Caravaggio a Bernini. Obras Maestras del Seicento Italiano en las Colecciones Reales‘ (From Caravaggio to Bernini. 17th century masterpieces in the Royal Collections) organized by National Heritage and sponsored by the Banco Santander Foundation.
Curated by Gonzalo Redín Michausl, the exhibition includes seventy one Italian works, including paintings and sculptures, of the so-called ‘Seicento’ in its country of origin, by artists such as Caravaggio, Guido Reni, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Lucas Jordán, Andrea Vaccaro, Federico Barocci, Ercole Procaccini Charles Le Brun, Ludovico Carracci, Bernini, Algardi, Duquesnoy or Fisher von Erlach among others.
Divided into several blocks, is done a complete tour of the Italian Baroque that depart from ‘Bologna to Rome’, ‘From Rome to Naples. From Naples to Spain’, with such important works as the splendid canvas of ‘Salome with the Head of John the Baptist’ by Caravaggio. Closing the exhibition we can see the ‘Baroque splendour’….. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE