Monday, November 27, 2017

Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese

APOLLO MAGAZINE
Saint Jerome (c. 1605–06), Caravaggio. Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo–Galleria Borghese
LOS ANGELES---Caravaggio developed a boldly naturalistic style that employed striking theatrical compositions and emphasized the humanity of his protagonists. The three paintings presented in this exhibition exemplify the crucial stages in Caravaggio’s short but intense career. Boy with a Basket of Fruit (c. 1593–94) represents the beginning of the artist’s career when he moved to Rome and attracted attention for his realistic genre scenes. Saint Jerome (c. 1605) portrays the saint in the dramatic lighting that Caravaggio made famous. Find out more about the Caravaggio exhibition from the Getty Center’s website. [More]
David with the Head of Goliath (c. 1609–10), Caravaggio. Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo–Galleria Borghese