Caravaggio and his Followers to Bring Rome to Potsdam

Relations between Africa, South America and Europe so farThe Occasion is the Art Exhibition "Baroque Pathways"

July 16th, 2019
Giulia Mohammad Abdellatif, News from Berlin

From July 13th to October 6th, the Barberini Museum in Potsdam is exposing more than fifty masterpieces coming from the collections of Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini in Rome.

This is an "exceptional borrowing", due to the number and for the quality of the paintings, as the Italian Ambassador to Germany, H.E. Luigi Mattiolo, has underlined and that confirms "the deep collaboration between the Italian and German museum institutions."
The centerpiece of the exhibition is one of Caravaggio's early works, Narcissus, which represents the leading and inspiring role played by the Italian artist on the rest of Europe in the genesis of the Baroque art.

To conclude the exhibition, the only two paintings not coming from Rome, Lucretia and Batsheba Bathing, both by the Italian artist, Artemisia Gentileschi, the only female painter of the Roman Baroque. The paintings had been acquired by Friedrich II for its Neues Palais in 1769 and they have been specially restored for this event.

The exhibition, a key part of the summer festival Italy in Potsdam, is the result of a collaboration between the Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome, and the Museum Barberini, Potsdam, under the patronage of H.E. Luigi Mattiolo, Italian Ambassador to Germany.


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