Caravaggio to Canaletto. Two Centuries of Italian Masterpieces

Museum of Fine Arts
Budapest
From 26 October 2013 to 16 February 2014

Caravaggio, St John the Baptist (Youth with Ram), ca. 1600, oil on canvas © Szepműveszeti Muzeum, Inv. PC 239

This exhibition is the second instalment of an ambitious cycle which presents Italian paintings from the Renaissance to the Baroque. The first part included the first two centuries of this period, marked by Botticelli and Titan. This time the organisers reached for artwork created between the 16th and 18th centuries. Exquisite presentation is proved by the names of the artists – the title itself suggests the presence of the greatest – but also by the scale of the undertaking. This cycle of two presentations was planned with the intention of possibly being the richest review of four centuries of Italian painting ever to be seen in Hungary.