Darkness & Light
Caravaggio & His World
29 November 2003 - 22 February 2004
Lower Level 1

This exhibition, jointly organised by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Victoria, features nine paintings that demonstrate the scope and quality of the  revolutionary vision of the great Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). These are augmented with 59 paintings by Caravaggio's immediate followers, including Manfredi, Gentileschi, de la Tour, de Ribera and Ter Brugghen.

The works in the exhibition illustrate central themes of Caravaggio's world: victims of time, betrayal and death or, on a lighter note, of gullibility and human folly. Above all, they portray the pleasures and pains of love, both sacred and profane.

Principal sponsor:

Deutsche Bank
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Media sponsors:

JC Decaux
The Sydney Morning Herald 
Supporting sponsors:

City of SydneyThe Wentworth SydneyVittoria Coffee

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Crowning with thorns c.1602/05 Kunsthistoriches Museum Vienna, Gemäldegalerie

PricesAdult $15.00
Concession $10.00
Family $40.00
  (2 adults + 2 children)
Booked school groups $4.00
  - per student
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