The Palazzo Venezia in Rome hosts an exhibition showing around 140 works by early 17th century artists, including masters such as Annibale Carracci and Gentileschi.
Rome In The Times of Caravaggio”, Palazzo Venezia, until 5 February 2012
Since Caravaggio is of course the most famous Italian artist of the period he could not be absent and thus the exhibition is titled “Rome in the Times of Caravaggio 1600-1630”, even though the master himself is virtually absent.
Highlight of the event is formed by a confrontation between two works dedicated to the Madonna of Loreto, one by Carracci and one by Caravaggio himself.
The works are on loan from a number of international museums and several have never before been shown in Italy.
The Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia is located in the Via del Plebiscito, 118 and is open (except on Mondays) from 10 AM until 7 PM. Admission is 10 Euros (7 Euros concessions), but children below the age of 6 do not pay. For reservations call +39 062810.
“Rome in the Times of Caravaggio” starts on 16 November 2011 and the last day of the exhibition is on 5 February 2012. Sundays 25 December and January 1 the museum will be closed, but to make up for this the exhibition can be visited on December 26 and January 2.