Caravaggio and the Caravaggisti: Naturalism in Naples

An illustrated talk by Dr. Aaron Thom, Researcher, University of Aberdeen’s 525 Alumni of Achievement.

28th January 2021 at 19:30 GMT on Zoom

This presentation will reveal some new findings on the art of the revolutionary Italian painter Caravaggio and his followers. His artistic admirers were known as the Caravaggisti and this talk will focus on those who were working in Naples in the two decades following Caravaggio’s death. New perspectives and outstanding issues of attribution and technique will be presented. Many of the pictures will be religious, as one would expect in the shadow of the Counter-Reformation. 

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