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Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi. c.1600

The Old Masters: Great Renaissance and Baroque Paintings from the Capitoline Museum, Rome

July 15 - September 26, 1999

EXHIBITION OVERVIEW

From July 15 to September 12, 1999 the Art Gallery of Ontario will be exhibiting some of the most influential and important masterworks from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. The Old Masters: Great Renaissance and Baroque Paintings from the Capitoline Museum, Rome includes a bold and revolutionary portrayal of St. John the Baptist by the rebel artist Caravaggio. Other prized paintings include a large-scale altarpiece of the Holy Family by Dosso Dossi, powerful images of saints by Guercino and Guido Reni, sumptuous allegories by Veronese, Domenichino, and Simon Vouet and penetrating portraits by Velázquez, Lotto and Savoldo. Many of these works have never before been exhibited outside of Rome and none have ever been exhibited in Canada.


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