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Sun, Oct 09


Virtual Encounter

Caravaggio in Rome: True to Life

(London 7pm, New York 2pm, Chicago 1pm, Los Angeles 11am) Presented by Frank Dabell

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Caravaggio in Rome: True to Life
Caravaggio in Rome: True to Life

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2022, 8:00 PM GMT+2

Virtual Encounter


About the Event

Before Caravaggio arrived in Rome in the 1590s, art based on direct observation – the depiction of objects, humans and animals – was well established. The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci stimulated the young artist in Milan, and he sought to paint dal vero – from life – while bearing in mind the expectations of beholders and the ever-expanding Roman Church in the era of Shakespeare and Galileo. Caravaggio’s years in Rome – our focus here – saw him move from simple genre scenes to grand narratives. We will study his fascination with light, space and time in his first public work, the St Matthew Stories, other sacred episodes (the Arrest of Christ, Supper at Emmaus), lives of saints (Crucifixion of St Peter and Conversion of Saul, St Mary Magdalen, St Jerome, St Francis) and mythological subjects (Bacchus, Medusa).

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