23 February @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm€12
The Arts Club meets to go to films, concerts and ballet and there is often the option to socialise before or after the show. Guests are welcome and should contact the Member Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For this month’s activity the Club proposes:
Friday, February 23rd – Caravaggio, The Shape of Darkness
A journey through life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety.
Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by
contemporaries. He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily.
His death seems a twist of faith: he died in Porto Ercole, one step away from Rome, one step away from salvation.
According to Longhi’s lesson (the main Caravaggio expert), his work will be read with strict reference to his existence, finding in his masterpieces the echo of personal experiences.