Will you be in Rome in the next six month until the 13th of June 2010? A visit to the "Scuderie del Quirinale" is a must as they are exhibiting 24 of Caravaggio's paintings on loan from museums in Italy and abroad, many of his masterpieces in one place.
Master of "chiaroscuro" light and shadows, Caravaggio was a turbulent artist of the 16th century. He pushed realism beyond the acceptable classical ideals of Michelangelo. He preferred to paint as the eye sees with flaws, defects and a sense of the feeling beyond the visual impact.
To have at display all these paintings must a delight and a learning experience to the legacy of an artist and his work.