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July 17th: A Caravaggio All-Nighter PDF Print E-mail
Jul 14, 2010 at 05:25 PM

Judith Beheading Holofernes
Rome's Borghese Gallery and three famous Rome churches will stay open all night on July 17-18 to let Caravaggio fans admire several of his masterpieces on the 400th anniversary of the artist's death near Porto Ercole on the Tuscan Coast.

The Borghese gallery has five Caravaggios on permanent exhibition, to which four major paintings from other Roman galleries will have been added for the occasion: Judith Beheading Holofernes; Narcissus; and two of the Baroque painter's eight John the Baptist canvasses.

In addition, three major Roman churches will be keeping their doors open all night so that visitors can view their precious Caravaggio paintings: San Luigi dei Francesi where the Martyrdom of St Matthew, St Matthew and the Angel and the Calling of St Matthew are located; Sant'Agostino with the Madonna di Loreto painting; and Santa Maria del Popolo with the Crucifixion of St Peter and the Conversion of St Paul.


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