Vittorio Sgarbi Returns to Museo Diocesano to Present Major New Caravaggio Exhibition


MILAN.- Vittorio Sgarbi returns to Milan to present a major new exhibition that illustrates the birth of the genius Caravaggio. Reconstructing his artistic training, from Simone Peterzano to the Veneto and Lombard masters, this fascinating show examines the precursors and contemporaries of Michelangelo Merisi (1571-1610), highlighting the works that the artist would actually have seen and what he would have witnessed in the artistic climate that dominated the area from Venice to Milan before he moved to Rome, which according to the most recent studies was likely to have been around 1595-96. Curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, the exhibition “The Eyes of Caravaggio. His Formative Years between Venice and Milan”is produced and organised by Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the Museo Diocesano di Milano, promoted by Regione Lombardia and staged thanks to the vital support of Banca Popolare di Milano and Terna. The exhibition gathers around sixty masterpieces by the greatest