Caravaggio OPERA OMNIA
The HD digital painting by the works of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Viewing period: 4 th May– 10 th June 2018 at Main Gallery, 7 th floor Opening Reception: 3 rd May 2018 at Main Gallery, 7 th floor Organised by Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in collaboration with Embassy of Italy and Rai Com BACC Principle Supporter by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited
As part of the Italian Festival celebrating 150 th anniversary of Italy-Thailand diplomatic relations, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre in collaboration with Embassy of Italy and Rai Com hereby presents Caravaggio OPERA OMNIA, an exhibition that hosts a rich and touchy art collection by a widely celebrated Italian artist, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, compiled and reproduced with HD Digital Painting.
The exhibition includes over 40 works of art collected by reputable museums worldwide, including Uffizi Gallery, Florence; The Grand Louvre, Paris; National Gallery, London; Galleria Borghese, Rome; and even Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Aside from showing in detail the development of Cavaraggio’s works of art – contents, compositions, and aesthetics – and his creative process in its entirety, the exhibition also houses many of his most prominent masterpieces, such as “Bacchus”, “Medusa”, and the rarely seen “Boy Bitten by a Lizard” or “Saint Matthew and the Angel”, an art piece situated in San Luigi dei Francesi (The Church of St. Louis of the French), Rome, which can only be seen from a distance and with an appropriate lighting.
Every piece of works is a digital capture and high-resolution reproduction of Caravaggio’s paintings, using an innovative high definition digital technology, light and color adjustment on translucent materials. To ensure an identical reproduction of the original pieces, the entire process is overseen by both Italian and international art historians, and through this fashion, Caravaggio OPERA OMNIA paves way for an exciting reinterpretation of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s classic masterpieces where audience can explore their rich contexts, compositions, aesthetics, and extravagant values.
Caravaggio OPERA OMNIA exhibition will be open to public view from 4 th May – 10 th June, 2018. Along with the exhibition is “Fated to Destroy Painting: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio”, a dialogue that explores an extreme provocation in Caravaggio’s works of art in the time of religious crisis, by Dr. Sayan Daengklom on 21 st April 2018 from 14.00 – 16.00 PM at Auditorium on 5 th Floor. Another similar dialogue “Palette of Darkness / The Painting and Vision of Caravaggio” will be held by Natee Utarit on 12 th May 2018 from 14.00 – 16.00 PM at Auditorium, 5 th Floor.
Artist: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Guest Curator: Antonio Paolucci
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