Last chance to see Caravaggio… at night

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The young St John the Baptist, 1602, © Roma, Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali

Since September, the Caravaggio show at Musée Jacquemart André has been continually full and one way not to queue was to go at the last minute after 5 pm. For the last three days of the exhibition 26 to 28 January, the museum will be open till 10 pm. It is the occasion to see the museum at night and the ambiance will be very special, especially if the tea room remains open? 

One of the two Madeleine in the show, “Madeleine Klain”, 1606, private collection

There are ten paintings by the master which come from Italy and Russia and the exceptional loan of the two Madeleines which have never been seen together before. The drawback is that the rooms at the beautiful Jacquemart André house are so small that you can never grasp the drama of the works from afar. But the great advantage is that you can (almost) touch them…

The Luth player, 1595-1596, © The State Hermitage Museum /photo by Pavel Demidov

Musée Jacquemart André, 158 bd Haussmann, until January 28.

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One Comment on “Last chance to see Caravaggio… at night”

  1. Cette exposition est bien sûr Exceptionnelle. Lire ensuite le livre sur Caravaggio de Dominique Fernandez (académicien) : la course à l’abîme. Son point de vue reste toutefois très personnel mais sa connaissance de l Italie permet d’appréhender avec plus d’acuité ces oeuvres.Francoise Tardivat

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