The Caravaggio exhibition getting the Renaissance masters top works to Rome will extend its weekend opening hours as demand rises. The exhibition, which features Michelangelo Merisi’s, alias Caravaggio, 24 attested masterpieces, has been collecting record bunches since it opened up last month and is awaited to attract even more, as organiser Emmanuele Francesco Maria Emanuele sounded out. Emanuele said the exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale will remain open until 11,30pm during the upcoming two weekends to match an Easter influx of holidaymakers.
The Caravaggio exhibition , which runs until June 13 at the exhibition space opposite the presidential Quirinal Palace, has already more than 200,000 advance bookings. The long-awaited show includes works like Bacchus from Florences Uffizi Gallery, the David With the Head of Goliath from the Borghese Gallery in Rome, the Musicians from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Lute Player from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Amor Vincit Omnia from the Staatliche Museum in Berlin and The Fruit Bowl, which has never before left Milans Biblioteca Ambrosiana. It takes a close look at his method and refreshes the disputation about whether he acted separately, with some other artist, or as part of workshop.
Approaching shows, conferences and issues will disclose further about the Caravaggio
The exhibit is the first of a chain of upshots checking 400 years since Caravaggios death at the age of 39 in 1610. Approaching shows, conferences and issues will disclose further about the man behind the myth, said Antonio Calvesi, head of the national directing committee. Theres a maturing body of evidence, he said, that rather than living as a frustrated, Caravaggio really was a profoundly religious man.But he refused to meet dominant thought , disapproving the Churchs force and wealth and recommending a comeback to poverty, the expert said.
Recently research has further discovered that far from being a premature child genius, as some historiographers have claimed, he spent years refining his methods.Calvesi also said probes into Caravaggios sexuality have not been confirmed for the theory he was gay. Despite the homoerotic partials some critics have interpreted in his work, Caravaggio spent time mainly with women, said Calvesi. For the length of the Quirinale show, Rome city hall has mapped out an route of the 15 Caravaggios housed in churches and palazzi around Rome, including the first public peek at Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto at Palazzo Boncompagni Ludovisi, where the artist utilized a mirror to paint his own nude body into the picture.