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October 6, 2020

Caravaggio's time. On display the masterpieces of Roberto Longhi's collection

Until January 10, 2021 the masterpieces of art of all times at the Capitoline Museums

A rare opportunity to discover an exclusive and unique Caravaggio in the heart of Rome. The exhibition, until April 2021 at the Capitoline Museums, curated by Maria Cristina Bandera, scientific director of the Longhi Foundation, is dedicated to the collection of Caravaggio paintings by the great art historian and collector Roberto Longhi (Alba 1890 - Florence 1970), whose 50th anniversary of his death falls in 2020.

In his Florentine residence, Villa Il Tasso, today the seat of the Foundation that is named after him, he collected a considerable number of works by masters of all ages that were for him an occasion of research. Among these, the most relevant and significant nucleus is undoubtedly that which includes the works of Caravaggio and his followers.

Caravaggio ai Musei Capitolini

On display is the famous Ragazzo bitten by a lizard, purchased by Roberto Longhi at the end of the 1920s, and over forty works that show the importance of Caravaggio's legacy and his poetry: from Peter's Denial, a great masterpiece by Valentin de Boulogne, recently exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and at the Louvre Museum in Paris, to the Allegory of Vanity, one of the most significant works by Angelo Caroselli, to works of great importance by artists who have assimilated the lesson of Caravaggio, such as - just to name a few - Jusepe de Ribera, Battistello Caracciolo, Matthias Stomer, Giovanni Lanfranco

Un inedito Caravaggio attraverso i capolavori della collezione Roberto Longo

Visitors can enter the museum only at their turn, without going through the ticket office, showing the ticket pre-purchased on the smartphone or printed, after measuring the temperature through a thermoscanner (access is not allowed with a result equal to or greater than 37.5).

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