Javascript is not enabled on your browser. You will need enable it to view the site content.



From 2 October 2009 to 24 January 2010 the Galleria Borghese will celebrate Caravaggio on the 400th anniversary of his death by juxtaposing his masterpieces with paintings by Francis Bacon, the centenary of whose birth falls in 2009. These two extreme figures have become part of the collective imagination as “cursed” artists whose painting expresses the torment of existence with equal intensity and brilliant inventiveness

Bacon has nothing of Caravaggio and was not inspired by him, but if there is an artist of our time who can be compared to Caravaggio it is precisely Bacon.


Acconsento al trattamento dei dati per le finalità indicate nell'informativa ai soli fini dell'invio della Newsletter ai sensi dell'art. 13 del Regolamento Europeo per la Protezione dei dati personali (GDPR). Se vuoi ulteriori informazioni consulta l’informativa