The surprised and aching expression of Caravaggio’s “Boy Bitten by a Lizard” alongside small and big masterpieces signed, for example, by Valentin de Boulogne, Jusepe de Ribera, Battistello Caracciolo, Giovanni Lanfranco, Carlo Saraceni, Mattia Preti: there is still time to admire some of the important works collected by the famous art historian Roberto Longhi and made available to the public on the 50th anniversary of his death.
The exhibition “Il tempo di Caravaggio. Capolavori della collezione di Roberto Longhi”, presented in June in the halls of Palazzo Caffarelli at the Capitoline Museums, is extended until 10 January, due to the great success of critics and public.
The painting of Caravaggio and his circle represented the fulcrum of Roberto Longhi’s research, who was immediately able to recognize Caravaggio’s revolutionary style. The exhibition itinerary highlights the importance of his legacy and his poetry in the artists who assimilated his lesson and kept the tradition alive.