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Café & Museum – Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe

Café & Museum – Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe

View LGBTQ meetups Save the date: Sunday, 10 Mar 2019 11:15

Come join me for the exhibition “Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe” at the Central Museum of Utrecht.


11:15am – Meet in the museumcafé for coffee/lunch
12:00pm – Enter the exhibit
1:15pm – Decide if we want to see the other exhibits, or grab lunch together


Ticket € 19.50 (museumkaart € 6.00)
Timeslot 12:00 – 12:45 hour

All tickets for the Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe exhibition are issued in time slots. For each time slot, only a very limited number of tickets will be available at the ticket desk. Therefore it is advisable to buy your tickets online in advance.

1. Browse:
2. Select Buy Tickets
3. Use buttons to move to March, select the date Sunday March 10
4. Select the timeslot : 12:00 – 12:45 hour
5. Choose your ticket type (regular / museum kaart)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION – Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe

At the start of the Dutch Golden Age, Rome was the centre of the world. Young painters from across Europe made their way to the Eternal City, where – so the rumour went – the painter Caravaggio had caused a revolution. A new realism in the art of painting, unparalleled drama, grand gestures and mysteries of light: everyone wanted to see it for themselves. Among them were the Utrecht painters Dirck van Baburen, Hendrick ter Brugghen and Gerard van Honthorst.

Together in Rome, but each remaining true to their roots

During the heyday of European Caravaggism, between 1600-1630, some 2700 artists were listed in Rome, of which 572 were foreigners. They all visited the same churches and viewed the same collections. They conversed with each other, and of course they painted! And they painted the same themes, used the same sources of inspiration, but the works they produced were nonetheless very different. Utrecht, Caravaggio and Europe examines precisely these differences between the European followers of Caravaggio. By presenting the works on the basis of themes, it is immediately evident how each artist remained rooted in his own cultural background.

Masterpiece Caravaggio

The Vatican has agreed to loan one of the masterpieces by the Italian painter Caravaggio (1571-1610) to Centraal Museum Utrecht. The entombment of Christ is a monumental altarpiece measuring more than three by two meters. It is one of the most important pieces in the collection of the Vatican museums, and is therefore rarely loaned. It is the first time for this work to be displayed in the Netherlands. The work can be admired for just four weeks starting on 16 December 2018. Aside from Caravaggio’s Entombment, his St Jerome in Meditation from the Museum of Montserrat will also be on display, another piece that has never been exhibited in the Netherlands before.

Looking forward to it,

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