Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Caravaggio Una Mostra Impossibile

October 8, 2005 February 11, 2006

This exhibition featured 69 back-lit panels which produced an X-ray effect. Executed on a 1:1 scale, some images were as large as 9 by 12 feet. The exhibition made it possible to view the entire collection of Caravaggio’s paintings, a feat otherwise impossible, since the cultural institutions and private collectors who own the originals have become more reluctant to let these fragile and valuable works travel. Sponsors of the exhibition included Graff and LaSalle Bank.

Image: Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi), Medusa, c. 1598, oil on canvas on wooden shield, diameter 55 cm, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.