Neapolitan Painting and the Caravaggesque

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38 Dover Street, W1S 4NL, London, UK
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Neapolitan Painting and the Caravaggesque

London

Neapolitan Painting and the Caravaggesque
to Fri 28 Jan 2022
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat by appointment

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Powerful expressiveness, merciless naturalism and dramatic chiaroscuro define the art of Baroque Naples. Caravaggio’s brief stays in the port city in the first decade of the seventeenth century ignited a revolution in Neapolitan painting. As successive generations of Spanish Habsburg and Bourbon rulers, formidable clergymen and a thriving local aristocracy and merchant class competed for prestige in Italy’s then-largest city, their lavish patronage stimulated the creativity of both local artists and visiting foreign masters to extraordinary heights of achievement.

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