The revolution in painting sparked by one of the world’s most celebrated (and notorious) artists will be the subject of this major summer exhibition. ‘Beyond Caravaggio’ will bring a group of four important paintings by the 17th-century Italian artist to Scotland for the first time, and explore the extraordinary impact of his work across Europe. The unveiling of Caravaggio’s first public works in 1600 had an immediate and widespread effect. The artist’s striking, emotionally charged paintings, with their dramatic lighting and compositions, exerted a huge influence on a host of contemporary artists in Italy and beyond, such as Orazio Gentileschi, Jusepe de Ribera, and Valentin de Boulogne. This exhibition will bring together some 40 works by these followers known collectively as ‘Caravaggisti’. Find out more about the ‘Beyond Caravaggio’ exhibition from the Scottish National Gallery’s website.
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