Inside Caravaggio - Exhibition at Palazzo Reale in Milan
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Inside Caravaggio

From 29.09.2017 to 04.02.2018

The ‘Dentro Caravaggio’ exhibition will be EXTENDED FROM MONDAY 29th JANUARY TO SUNDAY 4th FEBRUARY to enable as many visitors as possible to get a chance to see the most important exhibition of the year, already visited by over 320,000 persons.

Extended opening hours on Monday January 29th from 14.30 - midnight | from Tuesday January 30th to Sunday February 4th from 09.30 - midnight | Last admission at 23.00.

Access from Monday 29th January onwards is only available for individual visitors without reservations. It will not be possible to make any advance reservations for either groups or individual visitors. The evening time slots are recommended for swifter access.


“Dentro Caravaggio” at Palazzo Reale in Milan from 29.09.2017 to 04.02.2018 presents an unexplored new perspective of the years of the artist’s extraordinary production, under the light of a some new documents and more recent researches.

Once again Milan pays homage to the genius artist showing eighteen of the master's works of art together for the first time ever.

Deemed as unique, this retrospective not only presents the public with works on loan from other major Italian museums, and from equally important foreign museums, but for the first time ever Caravaggio's canvases will be flanked by their respective radiographic images thanks to the innovative use of multimedia equipment, enabling the audience to follow and discover the artist's journey from his initial thoughts to the final achievement.

Through diagnostic methods such as reflectographs and x-rays, which penetrate to a different extent under the pictorial surface, it is possible to analyse Caravaggio’s creative process, his idiosyncratic painting technique, his changes of heart, modifications and adjustments in composition.

Amongst the museums and collections in Italy participating in the exhibition are: Galleria degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti and Fondazione Longhi, Florence; Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Musei Capitolini, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Corsini, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica-Palazzo Barberini, Rome; Museo Civico, Cremona; Banca Popolare di Vicenza; Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte and Gallerie d’Italia Palazzo Zevallos, Naples.

Amongst the most prestigious loans from abroad: Sacra famiglia con San Giovannino - Sacred Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (1604-1605) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Salomé con la testa del Battista - Salomé with the head of John the Baptist (1607 or 1610) National Gallery, London; San Francesco in estasi - St. Francis of Assisi in ecstasy (c.1597) Wadsworth Atheneum of Art in Hartford;  Marta and Maddalena (1598) Detroit Institute of Arts; San Giovanni Battista - St. John the Baptist (c.1603) Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City; San Girolamo - Saint Jerome in Meditation (1605-1606) Montserrat Museum, Barcelona.

Produced by Comune di Milano - Cultura, Palazzo Reale, MondoMostre Skira

Curated by Rossella Vodret

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    • Price of ticket

      € 13
      Reduced price € 11 students, groups, over 65, disabled people, Card Musei Lombardia Milano and affiliated ticket holders
      Schools and groups organised by Touring and FAI: € 6
      Family ticket: adult € 11, children € 6 (for 1 or 2 adults + children from 6 to 14 years old)

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