Sunday, September 4, 2011

Caravaggio and the National Gallery of Canada

Extracted from Vernissage:  Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada
Volume 13.

Plunging necklines, scarlet hues, lusty gazes - this is only part of the world, that Caravaggio presents to viewers, for his world is also imbued with touching, deep passionate, devotion. The complex personalities that he depicted in his fictional yet dangerously real world could not help but arouse the curiosity of his contemporaries and create an unprecedented following among artists and collectors. The exhibition Caravaggio and his Followers in Rome, is one in a long line of events celebrating the fascination of countless artists who measured themselves against the virtuosity of the painter from Lombardy.

Extracted from Carvaggaio's Shadow. Nelda Damanio, Sr. Project Manager, NGC, published in Vernissage.of the National Gallery of Canada

While I am an art magazine junkie, I have to confess that I had no knowledge of Vernissage - The  Magazine of the National Gallery of Canada.  I picked it up in Chapters, Oshawa the other day and was surprised to discover its existence, particularly since I had just returned from viewing the Caravaggio showing.

If by chance you are in the dark about this publication, as was I, then here's the story.

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Make cheque or money order payable to Publications, National Gallery of Canada, PO Box 427,
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