Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe

Explore the World of the Caravaggisti!

A project by

Alte Pinakothek, Bavarian State Painting CollectionsCentraal Museum

Supported by

RijksmuseumThe Metropolitan Museum of ArtGemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu BerlinMuseum of Fine Arts, BudapestMauritshuisMusei di Strada NuovaHerzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, 3Landesmuseen BraunschweigWadsworth Atheneum Museum of ArtThe National Gallery, LondonLos Angeles County Museum of ArtMuseo Nacional Thyssen-BornemiszaReal Academia de Bellas Artes de San FernandoNational Gallery of Art, Washington DCGallery of Old and New Masters, Staatliches Museum Schwerin / Ludwigslust / GüstrowMusei CapitoliniNorth Carolina Museum of Art Minneapolis Institute of Art

Caravaggio as Influencer - Caravaggisti as Followers

Meet the artists

Follow in the tracks of the Caravaggisti

"For Rome, more than other places, is the city that is often the goal of the painter's journey, being the head of the schools of painting."

Karel van Mander, Het schilder-boeck, 1604

A virtual tour of the exhibition

Alte Pinakothek, Bavarian State Painting Collections

Into the night

Lust and vice, fraud and debt: the Roman nightlife around 1600 was packed with sins and sinners - and the Caravaggisti didn't gloss over anything

Out of the dark and into the light

The play of light and shadow in the works of Caravaggio and the Caravaggisti

Explore the details in the masterpieces

Art brought to life

A contemporary perspective

Young international artists from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich took a current look at the style and themes of the exhibited paintings. They dealt with the stylistic features of Caravaggism in front of the originals.

Tempted by music

Listening to pictures

Young international composers create new soundtracks for each artwork in the exhibition

Behind the scenes: the making of the compositions

Honthorst in 60 seconds

Curator Dr. Bernd Ebert on Gerard van Honthorst's "Debauched Student"

The paintings, up close

Take a look at some of the most beautiful works by the Caravaggisti

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Behind the scenes: in the restorer's workshop

Restorers from Munich and Utrecht show their work

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