Caravaggio’s Deposition from the Vatican Museums
Mar 24 - May 10TBD
The National Art Center, Tokyo explores the work of Michelangelo Merisi da Carvaggio, 1571-1610, through one of his most famous works “The Deposition” in “Carvaggio’s Deposition from the Vatican Museums.” The work was produced amidst the Catholic Revolution and reflects the turmoil and change associated with the period. Carvaggio’s characteristic realist style and influence on the Baroque movement is reflected in this work and explored in a large-screen video presentation. The painting was produced in a period of Catholic missionary outreach to Japan and the exhibition explores the link between Japan and the Vatican through original letters of early Japanese Catholic converts written to the pope.
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm