Milan gives a tribute to one of the most admirable and brilliant italian painter, by setting up an exhibition entitled “Inside Caravaggio”; 20 masterpieces of the famous artist coming from many italian and foreign museums, for the first time ever available to the public in a single exhibition.
Another absolute novelty is represented by the radiographic images that accompany each canvas, resulting in new and accurate diagnostic analyses, which have made it possible to penetrate under the pictorial surface and reveal the process of achieving his works and his painting techniques.
Michelangelo Merisi - known as Caravaggio - was born in 1571. Considered the very founder of the modern painting and leading figure of what will be called Baroque painting, Caravaggio has strongly revolutionized the history of art, becoming an inspiration to many artists, both in Italy and Europe.
Caravaggio’s painting style is characterized by the realism and the bold contrasts between light and shadows, that focus on the subjects, overlooking the background.
Oftentimes in his studio the artist would position lanterns in specific places so that the models would be partially illuminated, in oblique lighting, allowing only specific portions of the subject to emerge and paint; this way the scene represented took on a greater emphasis.
Don’t miss the chance to admire the main canvases of this brilliant italian artist, on display at Palazzo Reale museum, in the Cathedral Square.
Location of the exhibition: Palazzo Reale
Date: from 29 Sept. 2017 to 28 Jan. 2018
Opening hours and tickets: www.caravaggiomilano.it
How to reach the museum from the Hotel Fenice
- by walking (15 minutes): Walk along Corso Venezia up to San Babila square; then go to the right and walk along Vittorio Emanuele street, until you reach Duomo Square( the Cathedral). The museum is located at the right side of the Duomo.
- by metro (5 minutes): Get the metro line M1 (red line, direction to Rho Fiera/Bisceglie) in front of our hotel -“Porta Venezia” stop- for 3 stops and get off at Duomo stop.