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The Roman Villa With Caravaggio’s Only Ceiling Fresco Did Not Get A Single Bid At Auction

“The estate, known as Villa Aurora, had a price tag of €471 million ($546 million) and could have become the most expensive residential property sold at auction. But instead of a flurry of international bidders, the sale was met with crickets.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Visual, Villa Aurora, Caravaggio

The princess and the Caravaggio: bitter dispute rages over Roman villa

‘It’s like a museum’, says princess caught in inheritance feud over sprawling property in Italian capitalAs legend goes, tossing a coin into the Trevi fountain guarantees a return visit to Rome. When, as a 16-year-old American tourist, Rita Carpenter participated in the ritual and made a wish to one day marry a Roman and live in the Italian capital, little did she know that almost five decades on she would return to marry a prince and home would be a 16th-century villa stuffed with history, incl...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Villa Aurora, Caravaggio, Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, Rita Carpenter

Painting, Thought To Be By Caravaggio, Will Get A Chance At Restoration

In March of 2021, the painting, which had been up for sale in Madrid and priced at a measly $1,800, was pulled from its auction after researchers determined that there was sufficient evidence to label The Crowning of Thorns as having been made by Caravaggio. – The Observer
Tags: Art, Madrid, Visual, Caravaggio

Spain Declares Export Ban And Formal Interest In Possible Caravaggio

The Madrid regional government has given the painting of the scourged Christ official bien de interés cultural status, which legally requires the current owners to give the government the right of first refusal to purchase the work. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Spain, Madrid, Christ, Visual, Caravaggio

What Makes Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ a Timeless, Great Painting?

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio had many followers. He was, after all, the most revered painter in Rome before he was exiled for murder. After his own death, his work fell into a period of obscurity and might have disappeared were it not for his many imitators. Called Caravaggisti or tenebrosi (“shadowists”), those who adopted Caravaggio’s high-contrast hyperrealism, including Dutch masters like Rembrandt, produced the finest work of the Baroque period. Some of Caravaggio’s disciples w...
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Want To Buy A Villa With Its Own Caravaggio Mural?

“A sprawling villa in Rome containing the only ceiling mural ever painted by Caravaggio is up for sale for almost €500m. The 2.75-metre wide painting Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto was commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte to adorn the ceiling in his alchemy laboratory.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Rome, Pluto, Visual, Caravaggio, Jupiter Neptune, Francesco Maria Del Monte

Roman villa with world’s only Caravaggio mural up for sale

Villa Aurora set to go on auction in January with opening bid of almost €500mA sprawling villa in Rome containing the only ceiling mural ever painted by the Italian master Caravaggio is being put up for sale for almost €500m (£422m).The 2.75-metre wide painting Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto was commissioned by Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte in the 16th century to adorn the ceiling in what was his alchemy laboratory at Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, better known as Villa Aurora. Continue ...
Tags: Art, Europe, World news, Rome, Culture, Art and design, Italy, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Pluto, Villa Aurora, Caravaggio, Jupiter Neptune, Francesco Maria Del Monte, Casino di Villa Boncompagni Ludovisi, Villa Aurora Continue

How Caravaggio Painted: A Re-Creation of the Great Master’s Process

His dark, dramatic works incorporate the kind of lighting we associate with horror films. Figures, twisted and contorted in tortuous poses, emerge from deep, black shadows. Instead of beatific smiles, his saints wear grimaces and furrowed frowns, as in The Denial of St. Peter, one of the few Caravaggios in the U.S., and a canvas depicting the weakest moment in the life of the Gospel character whose name means “the rock.” Caravaggio’s work came to be called tenebrism after the Latin...
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This $1,780 Painting May Actually Be A Caravaggio

The 44″-by-34″ depiction of Christ with the crown of thorns was thought to be by José de Ribera, a minor 17th-century Spanish artist, and had been slated for auction in Madrid with an expected value of about €1,500. Then curators at the Prado declared that there’s “sufficient stylistic and documentary evidence” to believe it might be Caravaggio’s work, and the Spanish government promptly put an export ban on it. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Uncategorized, Madrid, Christ, Prado, Caravaggio, José de Ribera

Painting that was nearly sold for €1,500 could be Caravaggio worth €50m

Spanish government imposes export ban on oil painting as experts study it to determine authorshipBefore it was pulled from sale, lot 229, a small but luminous oil painting of the scourged Christ attributed to the circle of the 17th-century Spanish artist José de Ribera, had been due to go under the hammer in Madrid on Thursday with a guide price of €1,500 (£1,300).Closer inspection, however, has raised suspicions that the Crowning with Thorns may be the rather more valuable work of the Italian m...
Tags: Art, Europe, Spain, World news, Culture, Art and design, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Madrid, Christ, Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi, José de Ribera

Spain Will Pay $7.8 Million A Year To Keep Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection In Madrid

The Spanish government has concluded what is, in effect, a 15-year rental agreement with Baroness Carmen Cervera, the widow of Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen-Bornemisza: in exchange for an annual payment of €6.5 million, she will allow her collection of 400 artworks — which range from Rembrandt and Caravaggio through van Gogh and Monet to Roy Lichtenstein, and estimated to be worth $1.2 billion in total — to remain alongside the 775 works that Spain purchased from her late husband in 1993. Al...
Tags: Art, Spain, Rembrandt, Madrid, Monet, Roy Lichtenstein, Visual, Caravaggio, Gogh, Thyssen Bornemisza Museum, 02.01.21, Baroness Carmen Cervera, Baron Hans Heinrich von Thyssen Bornemisza

Caravaggio As Therapy (Caravaggio?? Yes.)

Teju Cole: “He was a murderer, a slaveholder, a terror and a pest. But I don’t go to Caravaggio to be reminded of how good people are and certainly not because of how good he was. To the contrary: I seek him out for a certain kind of otherwise unbearable knowledge. … I don’t have to love him to know that I need to know what he knows, the knowledge that hums, centuries later, on the surface of his paintings, knowledge of all the pain, loneliness, beauty, fear and awful vulnerability our bodies h...
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A Short Introduction to Caravaggio, the Master Of Light

Like many a great artist, the fortunes of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio rose and fell dramatically. After his death, possibly from syphilis or murder, his influence spread across the continent as followers called Caravaggisti took his extreme use of chiaroscuro abroad. He influenced Rubens, Rembrandt, and Velázquez—indeed, the entire Baroque period in European art history probably would never have happened without him. “With the exception of Michelangelo,” art historian Bernard Beren...
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Caravaggio Guide to Rome

There are few artists in history who inspire intrigue quite like Caravaggio. Here's where to find his works in Rome.The post Caravaggio Guide to Rome appeared first on Italofile.
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Caravaggio in Rome

There are few artists in history who inspire intrigue quite like Caravaggio. Here's where to see his works in Rome.The post Caravaggio in Rome appeared first on Italofile.
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, Featured, Rome, Arts And Culture, Caravaggio, Featured Articles, Art & Architecture, Rome & Lazio

A ‘Corrected’ Caravaggio for the Current Crisis

Italian musician Salmo discusses Caravaggio while in quarantine and creates a cool work of art in the process.The post A ‘Corrected’ Caravaggio for the Current Crisis appeared first on Italofile.
Tags: Travel, Art, Music, Modern Art, Caravaggio, Art & Architecture, Salmo, Culture & Living, Coronavirus

Small painting that French woman kept in kitchen sells for $26.8 Million

A 13th century painting that had been hanging on a kitchen wall in French woman's home sold for $26.8 in auction this weekend. The painting, titled “Christ Mocked,” is by Florentine artist Cimabue (Giotto's teacher), and was made around 1280. From Smithsonian Mag: [Auctioneer Philomène] Wolf spotted the painting, titled “Christ Mocked,” on display between the woman’s open-plan kitchen and living room. While she immediately suspected it was a work of Italian primitivism, she “didn’t imagine it w...
Tags: Art, Post, News, France, Paris, Wolf, Caravaggio, Eric Turquin, Turquin, Cimabue, Cimabue Giotto, Benjamin Dodman

Caravaggio Tapestry Set to Go On View in Separate Wing of Malta Cathedral

St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta will open its own wing dedicated to the Caravaggio tapestry set it holds in its collection, following a restoration. “Apart from cleaning the tapestries, losses and open seams were reinforced and lined is such a way that strengthens and supports the magnificent weavings so that they can hang again,” says Cynthia […]
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This Cathedral Is Building Itself A Separate Caravaggio/Rubens Wing

Next year, St. John’s Co-Cathedral in the Maltese capital, Valletta, will open a €4 million annex as a home for Caravaggio’s 1607 St. Jerome Writing and the world’s largest complete set of tapestries, which is based on a 29-piece original by Rubens depicting scenes from the life of Christ. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Visual, Caravaggio, Rubens, Valletta, St John s Co Cathedral, 10.21.19, St Jerome Writing

A Caravaggio Was Stolen From A Sicilian Church 50 Years Ago. Is Time Running Out To Find It?

Fifty years have passed since 17 October 1969, but Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence remains one of the world’s most sought-after works of stolen art. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Visual, Caravaggio, St Francis, St Lawrence, Michelangelo Merisi, 10.17.19, Caravaggio Was Stolen From A Sicilian Church

Art Newspaper Profiles Theft of Caravaggio’s ‘Nativity’

A piece in Art Newspaper this week looks at the theft of Caravaggio’s Nativity in 1969, and asks if police have been chasing red herrings and bad tips during their 50-year search for the work. Read more at Art Newspape
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Caravaggio

In The 50 Years Since Caravaggio’s Nativity Was Stolen, Have The Police Been Chasing Bogus Tips?

“[A] stream of stories, boasts and false leads has kept the police busy for years and has led to just two conclusions: the painting was stolen by the mafia, and it was then destroyed. … In 2017, however, the case was re-opened by the anti-mafia commission, … [and] the situation raises a number of questions that have never been answered by earlier investigations.” – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Visual, Caravaggio, 10.08.19

Julian Schnabel Interviewed in The Guardian

Artist Julian Schnabel gives a frank interview in The Guardian this week, as the artist promotes his new directorial effort dedicated to the life of Van Gogh.  “Do you need to know that Caravaggio killed a guy at a tennis match to appreciate his paintings,” he asks at on point. “Have you ever seen a Caravaggio […]
Tags: Art, News, Van Gogh, Art News, Minipost, Julian Schnabel, Caravaggio

That Caravaggio Found In The Attic Is Being Handled With Unusual Honesty

There has been plenty of disagreement about whether the painting of Judith beheading Holofernes that turned up in Toulouse in 2016 is an original Caravaggio or a copy. But the people selling it are doing the right things: allowing every scholar that wants examine it access, being generous with shows to the public, and leaving the sale to the auctioneer that found it rather than passing it to Sotheby’s or Christie’s. If only this sort of behavior weren’t so rare. – Apollo
Tags: Art, Toulouse, Visual, Christie, Caravaggio, Judith, Sotheby, 03.08.19

Four Passionate Italian Women Artists

Win a pre-publication bound galley of LA PASSIONE from Goodreads! Click to enter the raffle. The giveaway ends March 13. Italy’s dazzling pantheon of artistic geniuses seems a man’s world. Yet as I discovered in researching my upcoming book, a few women with singular passion defied all obstacles and created important works of art. As a way of celebrating International Women’s Day, here are four artists whose stories I recount in LA PASSIONE: How Italy Seduced the World: Plautilla Nelli (1524-...
Tags: Travel, Art, Books, England, Education, Spain, Culture, Italy, Florence, Greenwich, Christ, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Caravaggio, ROSSI

Caravaggio Or Not, The Painting Discovered In An Attic Is Going Up For Sale – But Who Would Buy It?

So the Louvre decided not to buy the canvas, found in an attic in Toulouse in 2014, despite the fact that art experts have made a pretty convincing case. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Toulouse, Visual, Caravaggio, 02.28.19

Is That a Real Caravaggio? It’s All in the Detail

Scholars are divided about whether a painting found in an attic is actually by the Italian painter. Take a close look: There are arguments on both sides.
Tags: Art, News, Caravaggio, Collectors and Collections, A Question of Attribution" (Exhibit, Real Caravaggio

'Lost Caravaggio' rejected by the Louvre may be worth £100m

Painting that sellers insist is by 17th-century master is to be sold after being found in atticSellers of a painting that they insist is a lost Caravaggio and worth in excess of £100m have announced it will be sold this summer without a reserve.The large painting of Judith beheading Holofornes was found by accident in a Toulouse attic in 2014. It has been pored over by art history experts and scientifically analysed and a highly convincing case has been made that it is from around 1607 and by Ca...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Toulouse, Louvre, Caravaggio, Judith, Caravaggio Continue, Holofornes

Dealer to Auction Disputed Caravaggio

French dealer Marc Labarbe will auction off the recently rediscovered Caravaggio painting Judith and Holofernes (ca. 1607), carrying a €150 million (about $171 million) estimate.  The work’s authenticity has been called into question in past years. Read more at Art News
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That Caravaggio That Turned Up In An Attic? French Gov’t Decides It’s Not Authentic And Can Be Sold

“The painting, found in April 2014 in the attic of a house near Toulouse, southern France, was thought to be another version of the famed [Judith Beheading Holofernes] by the maverick 16th-century Italian artist.” The French ministry of culture promptly put an export ban on it and reserved the right to buy it for a national museum — an option the government has now allowed to expire amid continuing questions about the Caravaggio attribution. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, France, Toulouse, Visual, Caravaggio, 01.10.19

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