Michelangelo Merisi (Caravaggio)

Caravaggio Lute Player

Caravaggio’s “Lute-Player” is from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia, where it had been restored. This is the first time it is being seen outside of Russia post-restoration.CreditThe State Hermitage Museum. Photo by Pavel Demidov.

The exhibition’s principal curator, Francesca Cappelletti, said her aim was to demonstrate “what Caravaggio’s intellectual legacy was, not only as a painter but as an inventor.” He found new ways of depicting age-old subjects, be they mythological or biblical, and of representing music and still life, which were not necessarily common themes in painting at the time, she explained.

(Farah Nayeri, “In Paris, a Celebration of Caravaggio’s Roman Days,” NYTimes, 10-10-18)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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