ExhibitionUtrecht, Caravaggio and Europe in the Utrecht Central Museum explores the differences between the European followers of Caravaggio. Submitted works on the basis of themes demonstrate how each artist followed fashion, preserving their own cultural roots.
The Vatican agreed to lend one of Caravaggio's masterpieces for the exhibition, “The Burial of Christ” - a monumental altar more than three meters in size by two meters. This is one of the most important exhibits in the collection of the Vatican Museums, so it is rarely borrowed. This work can be seen for the first time in the Netherlands - and in just four weeks.
In total, the exhibition features about 70 exhibits from museum and private collections throughout Europe and the USA, including the Vatican Museums, the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the National Gallery in London and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, as well as the church in Rome. The exhibition includes works by Italian and Utrecht caravaggists - Bartolomeo Manfredi, Orazio Gentileschi, Jose de Ribera, Valentin de Boulogne, Gerrit van Honthorst, Dirk van Baburen, Hendrik Jans Tebruggen and others.