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Among Friends and Rivals: Caravaggio in Rome

Two rarely loaned paintings by Caravaggio join works by his devoted followers in an intimate exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago highlighting both the grand spectacle and intense influence of Caravaggio’s extraordinary work. Whether for his large dramatic canvases or his larger-than-life persona, the name Caravaggio evokes images of turmoil and violence, both sacred and profane. Born in Milan in 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio entered the robust Roman art scene around 1592 and,...

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