Caravaggio in Rome

Archivio di Stato, Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza
Italy, Rome
February 11, 2011 - May 15, 2011

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The exhibition was conceived by Eugenio Lo Sardo and curated by Orietta Verdi and Michele Di Sivo. It was imagined as a narration of the events that surrounded Caravaggio’s life in Rome. This is told through a selection of documents from the State Archives alongside a number of paintings by Caravaggio’s contemporaries. Many unpublished documents have re-emerged thanks to research conducted by a group of young archivists. The exhibition opens with a brief reconstruction of the cultural climate of Rome between the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, focusing on some of the key events of the period. The exhibition opens with a portrait of Clement VIII Aldobrandini attributed to Cavalier d’Arpino, which is on public view for the first time.


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Caravaggio in Rome

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