Caravaggio y los pintores del norte

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'Caravaggio and the northern painters' is an exhibition about Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio (Milan, 1571 - Porto Ercole, 1610) and his influence on painters in the north of Europe who, fascinated by his work, disseminated his style. You can see 53 paintings on display here until September 18, and 12 of them come from private collections, museums and institutions. 

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The exhibition is great, with a fair amount of Caravaggio paintings (about 15), ranging from his early stuff to the very last documented painting of the artist, painted a few weeks before his death. However, I had the impression that the exhibition is curated in a way that makes Caravaggio overshadow the other 'artists of the north' in the exhibition, reinforcing the traditional canon of art history and, in my opinion, lessening the exhibition's contemporaneity. Still, a rare chance to see how Caravaggio was inspired by and inspired northern artists. Recommended.