Caravaggio Exhibition Now at Muscarelle Museum of Art

"Saint Francis in Prayer" (1606) by Caravaggio
VIRGINIA---This winter visitors to the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary have a rare opportunity to view three famous paintings by, or attributed to, Caravaggio and take sides in an intense debate among the world’s leading authorities on Italian paintings. Two nearly identical versions of Caravaggio’s "Saint Francis in Meditation" that have left experts divided. Despite years of debate, the experts are divided as to which one of these two beautiful paintings was created first… and by whom? Which one is the original? Could they both be by the great Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio? [link]

Muscarelle Museum of Art: "Caravaggio Connoisseurship: Saint Francis in Meditation and the Capitoline Fortune Teller" (February 8-April 6, 2014); 603 Jamestown Road on the campus of William & Mary College; Williamsburg, Va; 757-221-2700;