Caravaggio Exhibition in Bangkok

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#1 Caravaggio Exhibition in Bangkok

Postby fountainhall » Tue May 01, 2018 4:28 pm

For those who admire Caravaggio's painting, there is an interesting exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (across from Discovery Centre - Siam BTS). More than 40 of Caravaggio's works are in the Exhibition from galleries including the Uffizi, Louvre, National Gallery and the Metropolitan in New York. One is the rarely seen "St. Matthew and the Angel" which is permanently displayed along with two other Caravaggios in a side-chapel of the French Church not far from the Piazza Navona in Rome.

The rub is that the works in the Exhibition are not originals. They are digitally captured, high resolution reproductions using the latest technology. The whole process was overseen by historians and art experts. So short of visiting all the Museums or travelling far to a city where you can see a rare Exhibition of originals, this Exhibition should be an extremely good second-best.

"Caravaggio Opera Omnia" is part of the Festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of diplomatic Relations between Italy and Thailand. It is now open and runs until June 10th.


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