Caravaggio influence on display at Georgia Museum of Art exhibit

Oct 04, 2019 97

BY: Andrea Giordano

In early-17th-century Rome, painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio sparked an artistic revolution in the Eternal City. Painters from all corners of Europe traveled to Rome to see his work and emulate his handling of light and dark, use of live models, dramatic staging and striking realism. Caravaggio’s style drew a huge following and altered the Italian baroque period.

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia is currently showcasing a collection of six paintings that celebrate Caravaggio’s influence, all on loan from Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery in Greenville, South Carolina. The exhibition, “Drama and Devotion in Baroque Rome,” will be on view in the Samuel H. Kress Gallery until May 31.

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