Unique Caravaggio paintings presented in France for the first time at the Jacquemart-André Museum
Ten canvases, including seven still unknown in France, by Michelangelo Merisi known as Caravaggio, are on display at the Jacquemart-André Museum until January 28th, 2019.
Beyond these exceptional loans, the originality of this exhibition is based on the continuous dialogue between Caravaggio and other Italian artists of his time, like Annibal Carrache, Orazio Gentileschi, Giovanni Baglione, Jusepe de Ribera and the Cavalier D’Arpin. This event entitled “Caravaggio in Rome, Friends and Enemies” takes its name from the Caravaggesque influence on his contemporaries. Under the expert eye of the exhibition curators, including Mrs Francesca Cappelletti who is professor of the history of modern art and specialist of Caravaggio as well, you will discover more than thirty masterpieces. The exhibition’s seven chapters will give you the keys to better understanding Caravaggio as well as his pictorial style that revolutionized 17th century Roman painting.