• Posted:Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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Check out Rome's newest exhibition
Rome's one of those amazing places that no matter how many times you've been there, you'll never be able to see all the things on offer, or learn all there is to know about it's extensive history and culture. And now, for those who are staying in Rome hostels at the moment or have plans to do so in the near future, there's another major exhibition being put on in the city that promises to be as interesting as all of its predecessors.

It's being held in honour of baroque artist Caravaggio, to mark the 400th year since his death and can be found at the Scuderie del Quirinale, running until June 13th. The painter's real name is Michelangelo Merisi, born in Milan on September 29th 1571, although this date was only confirmed as recently as 2007 after his baptism certificate was discovered. The exhibition is concentrating only on his work, excluding any of those that are attributed to his school and all the questionable pieces that court controversy and have led to critical debate.

Fans of his art will be able to see the likes of David with the Head of Goliath, the Bacchus, the Musicians and Amor Vincit Omnia. According to the gallery, this is "an exhibition that adopts a radically innovative and up-to-date approach to this extremely famous and enormously celebrated 'Lombard genius'", which sounds like it could be rather good and not one to be missed, even if you already have 20 museums on your travel agenda that you feel you have to go to. Go on, you know you want to.

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