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Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe

Centraal Museum, Utrecht


The rare loan of Caravaggio’s monumental Entombment of Christ (1602–03) from the Vatican is the highlight of this exhibition, which examines how the Italian baroque painter, along with his followers in Rome, inspired a generation of artists in Utrecht – most notably Dirck van Baburen, Hendrick ter Brugghen and Gerard van Honthorst. Find out more about ‘Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe’ from the Centraal Museum’s website (and read Michael Prodger’s feature for Apollo here).

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The Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio

The Entombment of Christ (1602–03), Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Photo: © Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City

The Entombment of Christ, Dirck van Baburen

The Entombment of Christ (1617–19), Dirck van Baburen. Centraal Museum, Utrecht. Photo: Ernst Moritz

The Procuress, (1625), Gerrit van Honthorst, Centraal Museum, Utrecht

The Procuress (1625), Gerrit van Honthorst. Centraal Museum, Utrecht

Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene, Hendrick Ter Brugghen

Saint Sebastian Tended by Saint Irene (1625), Hendrick Ter Brugghen. Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

David with the Head of Goliath and Two Soldiers

David with the Head of Goliath and Two Soldiers (1620–22), Valentin de Boulogne. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid