Interpretation of Caravaggio's work in relation to the culture of his homeland: analysis of certain key works and the context of his training.
[Caravaggio / Light in Lombard painting] The Lombardy region has not paid homage to Caravaggio since 1951, and this exhibition held in Bergamo fills the gap with an interpretation of Caravaggio’s work in relation to the culture of his homeland, with the contributions of an authoritative team of experts. Recent historical-critical studies have focused on the fact that the art of Caravaggio has precise roots in Lombard culture, which he reinterpreted and transfigured in his unique, brilliant manner. The catalogue contains forty paintings, including fifteen by Caravaggio, with some key works in his artistic evolution, such as the “Boy Bitten by a Lizard” from Florence, “The Musicians” from the Metropolitan Museum of New York, and the “Salome” from the National Gallery of London. One section is on analysis of the context of Caravaggio’s training, with works by Lomazzo, Campi, Peterzano, Moroni, Savoldo and Lotto.