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Art: Painting & Drawing

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy


Nov 11, 2012 – Feb 10, 2013

Mondays–Tuesdays (11am–5pm)

Thursdays (11am–5pm)

Fridays (11am–8pm)

Saturdays–Sundays (10am–7pm)


Los Angeles County Museum of Art

5905 Wilshire Blvd






LACMA is open every day except Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


People under 18 are admitted for free.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art says…

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy introduces the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), one of the most popular artists of the past, rivaling in fame both Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The stories of Caravaggio's life are legend, more myth than history, describing traits of personality, including passion and brutality, that came to describe the unique qualities of his work. He revolutionized painting in Rome at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. The exhibition, made up of 56 works in all, including a record eight works by Caravaggio himself, covers the evolution of his style. Caravaggio's legacy is expressed in work by about twenty artists from Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands who carried into the late 17th century the strangeness, beauty and raw emotion of his work.