The formative years in Venice and Milan
In the diocesan Museum from 11th March to 3rd July 2011
Guided tours and free family activities are being organised for the occasion of the “Gli occhi di Caravaggio” (Caravaggio’s eyes) exhibition, thanks to collaboration between the Province of Milan, the Municipality of Milan, the Region of Lombardy and the Cariplo Foundation.
The exhibition, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, presents the birth of the great genius, Caravaggio, and brings together around sixty masterpieces by the greatest artists of the period, which will be on display in the Diocesan Museum. A fascinating tour presents the artist’s forerunners and contemporaries, retracing his development from Simone Peterzano to the masters of Veneto and Lombardy, highlighting works which he would have personally seen during his youth.
Paintings by Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Lorenzo Lotto, Jacopo da Bassano, Moretto da Brescia, Giovan Battista Moroni, Gerolamo Savoldo, Vincenzo and Antonio Campi, Giovanni Ambrogio Figino and Simone Peterzano and many others, some of which have never been previously exhibited, document the development of a new style and approach to the human figure, in relation to space and light. One highly important work could not be missing from the exhibition: the so-called “Murtola”, the original version of the famous “Medusa” in the Uffizi Gallery. It was painted by Caravaggio in 1596 and can be considered as the emblematic work of his early development.
Together with the exhibition event, Ad Artem is also organising family activities:
Adult visitors (every Sunday at 4:30 pm)
This guided tour is aimed at illustrating the artistic context in which Caravaggio worked during the early years of his artistic career. Visitors are helped to see through the eyes of the young genius: entering his fascinating world, they can relive the feelings that these supreme masterpieces provoked in the master.
Visitors are helped to see through the eyes of the young genius, and entering his fascinating world, they can relive the feelings that these supreme masterpieces provoked in the master.
Free guided tour with purchase of tickets for admission to the museum.
SPECIAL FAMILY TICKET € 5.00 per person, for family groups of at least 3 people
DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR ADULT VISITORS PARTICIPATING IN THE GUIDED TOURS € 10.00 instead of € 12.00
Open from Thuesday to Sunday. From 10 am to 6 pm. Closed on Monday
The ticket office closes at 5.30 pm.
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