Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Caravaggio’s revolution in light and dark exhibited in London, Dublin, and Edinburgh

By Roderick Conway Morris
Caravaggio’s “The Taking of Christ” was rediscovered in the 1990s, the most significant find of the artist’s works of recent decades. Credit On indefinite loan to the National Gallery of Ireland from the Jesuit Community, Leeson St., Dublin
UNITED KINGDOM---The waves that the Caravaggian revolution sent out in the first decades of the 17th century are the subject of “Beyond Caravaggio,” a revealing exhibition at the National Gallery here of nearly 50 works, six by the master himself and the remainder by Dutch, Flemish, French, Italian and Spanish artists inspired and influenced by him. Almost all the works are from public and private collections in the British Isles, and when the exhibition closes on Jan. 15, it will travel to the National Galleries in Dublin (February to May) and Edinburgh (June to September). [link]