Caravaggio in Rome

February 11, 2011

May 15, 2011

Archivio di Stato, Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza

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 Many unpublished documents have re-emerged thanks to research conducted by a group of young archivists.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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