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Capodimonte Museum: O Caravaggio!

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The magnificence of the gallery of Capodimonte humanises the divine. A concept to contemplate in front of the splendour of the panorama opening over the city and Mount Vesuvius.

What do Bruegel the Elder's The Parable of the Blind(1568), Artemisia Gentileschi's Judith Decapitating Holofernes(1614), The Portrait of Luca Pacioli, Jacopo de'Barbari's painting of the monk who taught the divine proportions to da Vinci (1460), Caravaggio's The Flagellation of Christ (1607) and your emotions at beholding the panorama over Naples and Vesuvius all have in common?

All of these masterpieces humanise the divine (the principal characteristic of the style known as ‘Caravaggism') whether the subject comes from religion, science, or the magnificent view. All of this is to discover north of Naples on Capodimonte hill in the museum of the same name.

The Farnese collection and the Neapolitan gallery together retrace the history of painting from the 13th to the 18th centuries.

Capodimonte Museum
Via Miano, 2
80137 Napoli

+39 (0)81 749 9111

www.polomusealenapoli.beniculturali.it

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