Caravaggio and Bernini

Exhibition October 15, 2019 − January 19, 2020
This autumn, the Museum of Art History in Vienna will organize a major international show"Caravaggio and Bernini" - a powerful visual spectacle in the Baroque style. The focus will be on the revolutionary work of two prominent artists, the painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and the sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680).

The Museum of Art History in Vienna has the most complete collection of works by Caravaggio and his followers outside Italy. But no museum in Austria has ever held a comprehensive exhibition about him and his time. A display of about sixty important works — both paintings and sculptures — are dedicated to artistic revolutions that shook Rome between 1600 and 1640 and influenced the rest of Europe. Outside Italy, there has never been an exhibition of this size and scale that brings together so many important works of the early Baroque.

In the spring of 2020, the exhibition will move to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.