Caravaggio to Canaletto
26 October 2013 - 16 February 2014
A few years ago staff at the Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts Budapest) set themselves the ambitious goal of presenting Italian painting from the 15th to the 18th centuries in two consecutive exhibitions. The first exhibition, Botticelli to Titian, was one of the museum's most successful exhibitions in recent times. Our next exhibition, equally impressive and dedicated to the following period in Italian painting, is Caravaggio to Canaletto - The Glory of Italian Baroque and Rococo Painting. The exhibition is of special importance for cultural life in Hungary: never before has such a comprehensive range of Italian painting from this period come before the Hungarian public, and even in Italy the last such exhibition was held in 1922.