03 Jul Must see in Italy: Caravaggio and Caravaggesques in Florence.
On the fourth anniversary of the death of Caravaggio will be on display in Florence, from May 22 to October 17, 2010, in Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi in Villa Bardini, a parade, complete and unique masterpieces by Caravaggio and renewing the early seventeenth century painting Sacred and secular iconography.
After decades of new scientific research, discoveries, historical responsibilities and acquisitions, the Florentine Museums proposes, by Gianni Papi, a new journey into the world of Caravaggio and Caravaggio following painters, presenting an overview of works (over 100), a kind excursion to discover the new art of the early decades of the seventeenth century, linked to naturalism and representation of everyday reality, made through pictorial means of light and shadow.
Major works of the exhibition are the six famous masterpieces by Caravaggio of the Palatine Gallery and the Uffizi (the Bacchus, the Sleeping Cupid, Medusa, the Dentist, The Sacrifice of Isaac, and the Knights of Malta)
The articulated exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, with the Regional Directorate for Cultural Heritage and Landscape in Tuscany, the Superintendence for the Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological and the State Museums of Florence with the Palatine Gallery and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence Museums, Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze and, for the exhibition at Villa Bardini, the Foundation Studies in Art History Roberto Longhi.