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Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy introduces the wo rk of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610)\, one of the most popul ar artists of the past\, rivaling in fame both Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The stories of Caravaggio's life are legend\, more myth than histor y\, describing traits of personality\, including passion and brutality\, th at came to describe the unique qualities of his work. He revolutionized pai nting in Rome at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. The exhibition\, made up of 56 works in all\, including a record eight works b y Caravaggio himself\, covers the evolution of his style. Caravaggio's lega cy is expressed in work by about twenty artists from Italy\, Spain\, France and the Netherlands who carried into the late 17th century the strangeness \, beauty and raw emotion of his work.

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This exhibition was organized by the L os Angeles County Museum of Art\, the Musée Fabre de Montpellier Agglomérat ion\, the Musée des Augustins\, Toulouse\, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museu m of Art\, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional  American Museum Ex change). The Los Angeles presentation was made possible by The Ahmanson Fou ndation. The national tour was made possible in part by Sotheby’s\, the Ann enberg Foundation/GRoW Annenberg\, the Robert Lehman Foundation\, and the S amuel H. Kress Foundation\, and is supported by an indemnity from the Feder al Council on the Arts and the Humanities

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The exhibition is presented under the auspices of "2013: Year of I talian Culture." The installation was designed by Frederick Fisher and Part ners Architects. 

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Resnick Pavilion

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