Saturday, June 24, 2017

Scottish National Gallery opens "Beyond Caravaggio"

Gerrit Van Honthorst (1592–1656), Christ before the High Priest, about 1617. Oil on canvas, 272 x 183 cm. The National Gallery, London. Bought, 1922 © The National Gallery, London.
EDINBURGH---The revolution in painting sparked by one of the world’s most celebrated (and notorious) artists is the subject of the major summer exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh this year. Beyond Caravaggio brings a group of four important paintings by the bad boy of seventeenth-century Italian art to Scotland for the first time, and explores the extraordinary impact of his work across Europe, both during his lifetime and in the decades following his premature death. Organised in partnership with the National Gallery in London and the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin, this is the first exhibition devoted to this theme ever to be mounted in Britain. [More]
Matthias Stom (1600–1650), Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist, probably about 1630-2. Oil on canvas, 109.2 x 155.7 cm. The National Gallery, London. Presented by the Trustees of Sir Denis Mahon's Charitable Trust through the Art Fund, 2013 © The National Gallery, London.