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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103


March 6th, 2013 - June 16th, 2013
Opening: 
March 6th, 2013 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
, Michelangelo Merisi da CaravaggioMichelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
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Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy explores the enduring legacy of the renowned painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and his tremendous influence on seventeenth-century art. In addition to five* works by Caravaggio, St. Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy, Martha and Mary Magdelen, Salome Receives the Head of St. John the Baptist, The Denial of St. Peter and Saint John the Baptist, the exhibition will show nearly thirty paintings by his followers, known as “Caravaggisti.” These works reveal Caravaggio’s impact in the use of dramatic lighting, emotionally compelling compositions, genre scenes, and religious themes in works by artists such as Gentileschi, Saraceni, Riminaldi, Ribera, Zurbarán and Sweerts.


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