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A large part of Caravaggio’s artistic production will be on view in Rome for just four months this Spring.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Caravaggio fans!
It's an amazing opportunity, so I'm going to Rome in April. 
Why don’t you join me, and immerse yourself in Caravaggio's genius? 
Sun-Tues, April 11-13, 2010
This three-day small-group art tour is 
limited to no more than six “Caravaggio Pilgrims”. 
For more information, email:  mjm@JanesSmartArt.com

To honor the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio’s death, Italy is mounting an extraordinary exhibition: an unprecedented collection of Caravaggio’s work gathered in Rome from mid-Feb to mid-June.
Rome is always a Caravaggio-rich city, with six paintings still displayed in the church chapels for which they were originally commissioned, plus another dozen pieces in museum collections.  Now, for just four short months, these will be supplemented by a special show at the Scuderie del Quirinale that will bring together Caravaggio masterpieces from museums around the world.
The exhibit will bring together works on loan from
  • the National Gallery in London
  • Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera
  • the Metropolitan Museum in New York
  • the Uffizi in Florence
  • the Hermitage in St Petersburg
  • Berlin’s Gemäldegalerie
  • the Capitoline Museums and the Galleria Corsini in Rome, and
  • the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City.
Even some works which are rarely loaned out will be included:
  • The Conversion of Saul from a private collection
  • The Deposition from the Vatican Museums
  • The Annunciation (which was restored for the occasion) from the  Museum of Nancy, and
  • The Crowning of Thorns  from Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum. 
This amazing exhibition means that a major part of Caravaggio’s artistic production will be in Rome at one time, creating a singular opportunity to see works you might otherwise never be able to see.


Our "Carvaggio Pilgrimage" will consist of museum and church site visits, augmented by a series of SmArt Talks.  

The program will be designed to provide the depth and breadth of information expected by confirmed art-aficionados while, at the same time, remaining accessible to relative art “newbies”. lks

 Background Context: Caravaggio’s Life and Times

  • Who Was Caravaggio? - The man / The artist (1571-1610)
  • The world he lived in -  The social, political, and religious     realities of the times
  • What made Caravaggio's art different? – An art historical perspective (with slides)

Preview of Caravaggio’s work  (with slides)

  • Overview of his stylistic development
  • In-depth discussion about individual paintings  
Site visits

  • Caravaggio Exhibition at Scuderie del Quirinale
  • Sta Maria del Popolo
  • San Luigi dei Francesi
  • Sant’ Agostino
  • Additional gallery visits possible

This is not a "bobbing-umbrella, don't-miss-the-bus" guided tour.

It's a small-group experience designed for independent travelers.

Aside from the schedule of SmArt Talks and site visits, 
your time will be your own -- and that's why 
the cost of the "pilgrimage" is only $600 --  just $200 per day.   

Dinner is included each day.
Hotel & Transportation are NOT included. 


BONUS: Jane's Smart Art Audio Guides for four Rome sites!


For more  information, please email me at MJM@JanesSmartArt.com

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