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Exhibition October 16, 2020 − January 17, 2021

Caravaggio. Human and divine

Dresden Picture Gallery of Old Masters holds an exhibition “Caravaggio. Human and Divine ".

Visitors will see more than 50 works from the museum's collection. Among the exhibits is the painting "John the Baptist" from the collection of the Capitoline Museum, Rome.

The works of Caravaggio's immediate successors, such as Leonello Spada (1576-1622) or the Genoese Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644), illustrate how Italian contemporaries adopted his visual language. In Rome, the creative center of Europe, Caravaggio was a major attraction for foreign artists. Nicolas Tournier (1560-1639), Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Gerard van Honthorst (1592-1656) spread the Caravaggio style to Northern Europe. Spanish artists saw his work mainly in Naples, then ruled by Spain. Paintings by Giusepe de Ribera (1591-1652) and Francisco de Zurbaran (1598-1664) bear witness to these visits.

Based on site materialsPicture gallery of Old Masters.

Galleries at the exhibition