Caravaggio: Johannes der Täufer (Knabe mit Widder), 1602,
Öl auf Leinwand
129 x 95 cm,
Pinacoteca Capitolina, Rome
Photo courtesy of museum kunst palast
Caravaggio : On the Tracks of a Genius
DUSSELDORF • museum kunst palast • Ongoing
Religion, the erotic and violence are among the major subjects of Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi, also known as Caravaggio's (1571-1610) composed paintings. Using models whom he often engaged straight from the street, he employed a highly realistic and mostly unconventional way of depicting scenes from biblical stories. He painted saints with dirty soles and with blood gushing from their injured bodies, and the faces in his art include not only the young but also the old and wrinkled.
This international loan exhibition comprises 36 paintings (original works, originals ascribed to the artist and copies created during Caravaggio’s lifetime).
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