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Friday, 23 September 2016

Beyond Caravaggio, The National Gallery, London

On Wednesday 12th October, 'Beyond Caravaggio' will open at The National Gallery. This is the first exhibition of its kind, celebrating the influence and legacy of this Italian master. 

Caravaggio's first public commission was unveiled in 1600, which triggered a mass exodus of artists to Rome where they could see his work. Contemporaries were astonished by the visual and anecdotal power of his paintings and inspired by their dynamic naturalism and striking use of light. 

This exhibition unites a selection of Caravaggio's most outstanding works as well as paintings by the Spanish, Dutch, Flemish, French and Italian artists who were inspired by him, paying homage to the sensation known as Caravaggism. The exhibition runs until 15th January 2017. 

Supper at Emmaus, Caravaggio 1602-3 © National Gallery, London