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Burst of Light: Caravaggio and His Legacy

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© Courtesy of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
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

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WEBSITE:  
http://www.thewadsworth.org
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
(860) 278-2670
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 11 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

DESCRIPTION

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.