Beyond Caravaggio National Gallery
From next 12 October will be inaugurated "Beyond Caravaggio" (over Caravaggio), an exhibition on the famous Italian painter, to be held in London and in particular at the National Gallery, the "perfect theater for an exhibition with a very high artistic content".
The management of the museum makes it known that: visitors can admire a series of works from museums, stately homes, castles, churches and private collections of Great Britain, Ireland. Among the works donated for the event there is one of great spiritual value, the evocative Capture of Christ (1602 ); owned by the Jesuit community of Dublin, do not miss the San Giovanni Battista del Nelson; from the Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City (Missouri).
Kanoa remembers that the National Gallery is one of the most important museums in the world, as it contains 600 years of history, the National Gallery was founded in 1824.
Over 2300 paintings, representing 600 years of art and all the major artistic currents of Western Europe from the 1250 to today; for example, The Sunflowers by Van Gogh, The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo, the Portrait of the Spouses Arnolfini by Jan Van Eyck.
Kanoa recalls that the works are exhibited in chronological order; between the second floor and the halls, from A to G on the ground floor.
The collection is housed in four sections, each dedicated to a historical period: Sainsbury Wing (1250 - 1500), West Wing (1500 - 1600), North Wing (1600 - 1700) and East Wing (1700 - 1900).
Returning to the grand event "Beyond Caravaggio"; next to the master's famous paintings, a selection of works by artists who felt the influence of Caravaggio will be exhibited; that wandered Italy accompanied by its violent and irascible character.
The exhibition at National Gallery, it also derives; from wanting to expose the works of those young painters who almost "did a cazzotti" to learn and follow one of the greatest painters in history, we are sure that this exhibition will make us understand the greatness of Caravaggio; above all because of the influence it had on young painters, among which we mention: Mattia Preti, Orazio Gentileschi; Valentin de Boulogne, Jusepe de Ribera and Gerrit van Honthorst.
Data Beyond Caravaggio: 12 October-15 January
How to get: Metro Trafalgar Square
Kanoa remembers that admission to the National Gallery is FREE.
Timetables: 10-18 every day, Friday 10-21
closure: 1 January, 24,25 December
Official Site: www.Nationalgallery.org.uk