If you love art and art history, mark your calendar for this event! On Saturday, August 3rd, visitors to the Dallas Museum of Art will have the rare opportunity to see an extraordinary work by the Old Master painter Caravaggio at the stunning “Caravaggio: Martha and Mary Magdalene” exhibit.
Martha and Mary Magdalene, on loan to the DMA from the Detroit Institute of Arts, is a masterpiece from Caravaggio’s early career in Rome. The painting depicts Mary Magdalene, considered by the Catholic Church at the time to be a prostitute, experiencing a spiritual awakening as her sister Martha counts on her fingers the reasons she should convert.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was one of the most influential figures in the history of European art. Active in Italy between 1592 and 1610, he revolutionized painting and laid the foundation for 17th-century Baroque painting through his theatrical compositions and gritty realism observed from life.
At the heart of Caravaggio’s groundbreaking style are his reduced color schemes, somber backgrounds, and dramatic lighting effects produced by sharp light and dark contrasts (chiaroscuro). The artist’s creation of a shallow, stage-like setting pushes the figures up close to the viewer, as though the event is unfolding in our own space and time.
Fewer than 10 paintings by Caravaggio are housed in the U.S., in the collections of six museums, making this a rare opportunity to see an extraordinary work by one of the most celebrated Old Master painters. “Caravaggio: Martha and Mary Magdalene” will be on display through September 22, 2019.
The Dallas Museum of Art is a space of wonder and discovery where art comes alive. Stop by to explore extraordinary artwork by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio during this exhibit on Saturday! For more information, visit www.dma.org.
While we provide plenty of on-site entertainment at Heritage Village Apartments in Hurst, Texas, we believe that having fun within your larger community is equally as important. Do just that during this event on Saturday!
Saturday, August 3, 2019—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201