Caravaggio is one of the truly big names in art history. His realism and distinctive chiaroscuro (light and shade) technique proved hugely influential for 17th-century painting. This year marks the 400th anniversary of his death, which is being commemorated around the world. This small exhibition, featuring two paintings of St. Francis, illustrates the scientific debate surrounding Caravaggio’s techniques and working methods, and the relationship between original and replica.
Special thanks to the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm and
Costa Cruises for making this project possible.
Conference about Caravaggio
Thursday 21 at 9.40 am – 6.15 pm
In conjunction with the display a conference will be arranged by The Italian Culture Institute in Stockholm and Nationalmuseum. Caravaggio’s work and the impact he has had on European art will be discussed by Italian, French and Swedish experts.