Part 2.Caravaggio's secrets. 'Salome Receives the Head of St John the Baptist' from the National Gallery,London. This is a late work by the artist, painted in the last three years of his life, perhaps in Naples where he resided from 1609 to 1610. The second version of the same luckless saint's head being dropped onto a platter held by Salome in the Madrid version. Free guided tours series in english in the Caravaggio to Canaletto exhibition's masterpieces. John Thomas Spike is a noted art historian, author and lecturer, specializing in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art. We would like kindly ask to join and enjoy the fabulous guide by John T. Spike. Caravaggio to Canaletto – Two Centuries of Italian Masterpieces, featuring works by the two aforementioned leading Baroque and Rococo painters, in addition to selected pieces by Strozzi, Tiepolo, Bellotto, Carracci, Giordano, Gentileschi and Guercino. Opening this coming weekend (from Saturday, 26th October) and running through until the 16th of February 2014, the Szépművészeti Múzeum presents 30 paintings from its own collection in addition to a number of rarely-seen pictures from private Hungarian collections, complemented further by some 100 masterpieces on loan from a wealth of the most prestigious art museums in Europe and the USA. These include the Musée du Louvre in Paris, London’s National Gallery, the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Uffizi and Galleria Palatina in Florence, the Pinacoteca Capitolina and Galleria Borghese in Rome, the Gemäldegalerie of Berlin and Dresden and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. © ART BUBBLE MEDIA The film is supported by Canon Hungária Kft.

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