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Date(s) - 21 Jun, 2022 - 25 Sep, 2022
8:30 am - 7:15 pm

Pinacoteca di Brera


About the exhibition

“Caravaggio” is the ninth Dialogue at the Pinacoteca di Brera that will compare two absolute masterpieces of the Lombard genius such as The Supper at Emmaus from the Pinacoteca di Brera and David with the Head of Goliath from the Galleria Borghese, Rome.
The exhibition gives the public the opportunity to witness an event that stages a never-before-seen comparison: the two paintings, both belonging to the artist’s late production and executed between Rome and Naples, are in fact exhibited side by side for the first time, with the public and scholars called upon to reason and discuss the issue of the dating of the David with the Head of Goliath, still much debated by critics.

More details

This is a unique opportunity of being able to admire and meditate thanks to a close comparison will allow the public to grasp the details, even the bloody and extremely realistic ones, of the Borghese painting: such as the severed head of the Goliath, a probable self-portrait of the artist, Caravaggio’s peculiar drafts of colour, the glint of the sword, with the Augustinian motto “H-AS-OS” (“Humilitas occidit superbiam”) sealed in the hilt, the small folds of David’s white shirt.

Tickets and Information

The project is hosted in the spaces of the Pinacoteca di Brera, Room 28.

The BreraCARD is no longer a simple ticket but a real subscription (€ 15,00 Full – € 10,00 Reduced). This is a virtual nominal card that will entitle visitors to return to the Pinacoteca an unlimited number of times for three months (always with mandatory reservation on BreraBooking.org) and to access for one year BreraPLUS+, the online platform that enriches the museum experience with multimedia content, documentaries, special programs, concerts, premieres and more.

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