Among Friends and Rivals: Caravaggio in Rome

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Among Friends and Rivals: Caravaggio in Rome

Published on September 15, 2023

Two rarely loaned paintings by Caravaggio join works by his devoted followers in this intimate exhibition highlighting both the grand spectacle and intense influence of Caravaggio’s extraordinary work. 

Born in Milan in 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio entered the Roman art scene around 1592 and over the next 14 years, developed an original and captivating painting style that attracted numerous patrons and followers. Caravaggio’s followers, known as the Caravaggisti, embraced the painter’s dynamic compositions, dramatic lighting and naturalistic details.

This focused installation is a rare opportunity to see Caravaggio’s works in person, next to artists he influenced such as Baglione, Buoneri, and Manfredi.

The exhibition runs from September 8 – December 31, 2023 at the Art Institute of Chicago, 11 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60602.

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