Spot! guided interpretation of a work
20 minutes a work
from 12 March 2010 at 21.00
20.45: meet in front of Scuderie del Quirinale in the group area
participation included in the exhibition admission ticket (entrance €10 + reservation €1,50)
booking only by email at email@example.com a maximum of 20 may book by 18.00 on the Thursday prior to the meeting a copy of the booking confirmation email must be shown
And off we go with the third spot! event, a date for the guided interpretation of a work of art. On the occasion of the exhibition "Caravaggio", four encounters to retrace the vicissitudes of the Milanese painter: from his first attempts in the workshop of Simone Peterzano, through the influences of Lombardy culture and on to the Roman period, when the stylistic features of an artist who loved "to paint naturally" were defined. Then the Neapolitan period when he reinforced his style also in relation to the autobiographical element that would be a feature throughout his work. It's this relationship that we want to confirm and reinforce, accompanying visitors to discover, with the artist, the force of reality.
Curated by the Educational Services, the event takes place every second Friday of the month from 12th March and is conducted by art historian Anna Maria Panzera.
Friday 12 March at 21.00
Canestra di frutta (Basket of Fruit)
The first "still life" in Italian art, it is a test of skill in "painting naturally", but it also offers a sensitive symbolic vision of life: a homage to north Italian and European culture.
Friday 9 April at 21.00
Giuditta che taglia la testa a Oloferne (Judith and Holofernes)
The artist demonstrates his deep knowledge of the biblical text and employs his extraordinary ability to capture dramatic action, resolved with expressive pregnancy and the audacious use of light.
Friday 14 May at 21.00
Flagellazione di Cristo (The Flagellation of Christ)
This work concludes the painter's first Neapolitan period. And it reprises the heightened pathos of sacred representation, following in the footsteps of masters such as Sebastiano del Piombo and Michelangelo.
Friday 11 June at 21.00
Davide con la testa di Golia (David with the Head of Goliath)
Closely bound to the artist's life, it offers an unusual approach to the self-portrait genre. Perhaps a reflection on his own vicissitudes, an intimate visual diary.