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News: 400 Years of Caravaggio in Berlin

Berlin

  A new exhibition has opened in Berlin at the Gemäldegalerie celebrating the 400th anniversary of Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio. The exhibition includes two major works, Doubting Thomas and Amor Vincit Omnia, which belong to the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg and the Gemäldegalerie, respectively. Both the works were created for the marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani and were brought to ... Read More »

News: Caravaggio in Serbia

Portrait of a Citizen

Serbia isn’t the first place one would think to find a work by famed, Italian, Renaissance artist Caravaggio, let alone two. But nonetheless, in the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection in Novi Sad, there exists two masterpieces which the collection’s namesake claim are works by Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio.   Pavle Beljanski was a great, Serbian art collector who ... Read More »

News: Was Caravaggio Using a Lens?

According to art historian David Hockney, he was. Hockney claims that Caravaggio used a lens or other optical device to help paint his masterpieces, like his Bacchus on the right, the argument for which he outlines in his book, Secret Knowlege.   This view, however, is contended by Andrew Graham-Dixon, an art historian in his own right and BBC2 Culture ... Read More »

News: Bacchus, Up Close and Personal

bacchus caravaggio

The company that captured a high-res version of Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper three years ago is back at it again, this time at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. HAL9000, a company specializing in art photography, has created new multi-billion-pixel images of Bacchus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Primavera by Sandro Botticelli, Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci, Eleanor of ... Read More »

News: Caravaggio Returns to Ukraine

  A Caravaggio painting stolen two years ago from the Odessa Museum of Western and Eastern Art was recovered in Berlin by German and Ukrainian police this past July. The painting, called “The taking of Christ” or “The kiss of Judas” by scholars, is considered the most valuable painting in the Ukraine. Originally belonging to a Russian Ambassador to France, ... Read More »

New: Caravaggio? Not So Much

Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, artist unknown

You may have noticed that Italy this year is especially in love with Renaissance painter Caravaggio since this year marks the 400th anniversary of his birth. To add to the Caravaggiomania that is sweeping the country, last week the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano announced in a front page article that it had found a previously undiscovered Caravaggio in the sacristy ... Read More »

News: The World’s Only Caravaggio Ceiling

Caravaggio fresco Villa Aurora

  The only ceiling Caravaggio ever painted has been hidden for hundreds of years in a villa in Rome. But now, Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi in an effort to “bring more life” into the crumbling Villa Aurora, which she inhabits with her husband Prince Nicolò Boncompagni Ludovisi, descendent of Popes Gregory XIII and Gregory XV, is on view to the ... Read More »

News: Caravaggio on the Go

With 2010 marking the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio, events all over Rome and beyond have been happening to celebrate the life of the doomed painter, from special exhibitions to digging up the painters bones.   Now Scala Group International, an Italian multimedia company, has launched a new iPhone and iPad app called appropriately, CaravaggioMania.     The app includes: 40 ... Read More »

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