About the exhibition

Michelangelo Merisi da Varavaggio, 'Boy bitten by a Lizard', c.1594-5. ©National Gallery, London

Beyond Caravaggio

February 11 - 14 May 2017Room 6-10 Buy tickets here

NOTE: Due to the popularity of this exhibition, advance booking is strongly recommended.

Caravaggio is widely acknowledged as bringing a revolution to painting during the Baroque period with his dramatic use of light and uncompromising realism. His work had a long-lasting and wide-reaching influence across Europe. This exhibition brings together over 40 major works which will show the ways in which a large number of artists adopted Caravaggio's ideas and developed them to become masters in their own right.

Four major works by Caravaggio will take centre stage in the exhibition: The Supper at Emmaus, 1602 (National Gallery, London); The Taking of Christ, 1602 (National Gallery of Ireland), as well as two works never exhibited before in Ireland: Boy Bitten by a Lizard, 1594-95 (National Gallery, London) and Boy Peeling Fruit, c.1592 (The Royal Collection). These will be joined by other significant masterpieces from the work of the Caravaggisti. 

This exhibition is a unique collaboration between the National Gallery, London, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the National Gallery of Scotland. Many of the works in the show are on loan from private collections, and regional galleries, providing visitors with a rare opportunity to see works not easily available to the public. 

About the exhibition Admission charge with timed-ticket entry.           
About the exhibition Free for Friends of the National Gallery of Ireland. For Promo Code, contact the Friends Office on friends@ngi.ie


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