Visual Art: Beyond Caravaggio, National Gallery, WC2

THE TIMES | Rachel Campbell-Johnston:

How did a violent, half-crazed brawler, a murderer who at not yet 40 died a fugitive, become one of art history’s most talismanic names? In its new exhibition, the National Gallery sets out to tell the art-historical side of this tale.

Beyond Caravaggio traces the legacy of this artistic revolutionary. Born in Milan in 1571, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted pictures of such compelling drama and cranked-up emotion that he can be credited with creating the Baroque style more or less single-handed… Read more

Image: Beyond Caravaggio: Saint Sebastian being cured by Saint Irene, by the Flemish artist Nicolas Régnier: FERENS ART GALLERY