A one-of-a-kind art exhibit will open at the Kimbell in Fort Worth next month. It will feature more than 40 late Renaissance/Baroque masterpieces from the Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, including “Antea” by Parmigianino and the ravishing ”Danaë” painted by Titian for the pope’s grandson, Cardinal Alessandro Farnese; Annibale Carracci’s “Pietà“ and...

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...

In early-17th-century Rome, painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) 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 a...

While visitors descend on the Dallas Museum of Art for its groundbreaking Dior fashion exhibition this summer, they also have the rare opportunity to see a 16th-century masterwork by Caravaggio. Martha and Mary Magdalene (c. 1598, oil on canvas) is on loan to the DMA from the Detroit Institute of Arts from June 23 to September 22, 2019. It is such...

A painting discovered in a French family’s attic is believed to be a long-lost Caravaggio and could sell at auction for $170 million. That result for Judith and Holofernes (ca. 1607) would constitute a major coup for the family, as well as the auctioneer and dealer organizing the sale—or more than 1,100 times Caravaggio’s current auction record. Th...

A Caravaggio painting discovered after going largely unseen for more than 400 years went on display Thursday in New York ahead of its planned auction in June. The artwork, Judith and Holofernes, depicts a biblical scene by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, an Italian Baroque master known for his pioneering use of light and darkness. Painted around...

Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (1571-1610), is the most famous Italian painter of the baroque period, and the art trade is always looking for lost works by this fiercely original and timeless artist. But new attributions provoke fierce debates. On Thursday, the art dealer Eric Turquin unveiled a spectacularly well-preserved 17th-c...

On a stormy night in October 1969, thieves broke into the Oratory of San Lorenzo, a small chapel in what was then Palermo’s dilapidated Kalsa quarter, and made off with one of the city’s artistic masterpieces: Caravaggio’s “Nativity” altarpiece. Investigators, both national and international, never gave up hunting for the lost painting, which is st...

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 At 6:30 pm - Where: IIC Los Angeles -  Organized by : IIC, Sky TV - Entrance : Free West Coast Premiere of the documentary about the life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio, whose existence, no less than his art, was characterized by lights and shadows, genius and intemperance. Introduction by...

An iconic visual rendering of perhaps the world’s most famous underdog story comes to Los Angeles this week. David with the Head of Goliath, by famed Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio (1571-1610), will be on view at the Getty Centeralongside two of the artist’s other masterpieces. In the work, a young man with his chest half-draped in a billowing...