Caravaggio-Bernini. Baroque in Rome

Amsterdam, 2020

In a collaboration with design studio Formafantasma for the Caravaggio-Bernini. Baroque in Rome exhibition at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Kvadrat has sponsored 1045 metres of Steelcut TrioForest NapPilot, Vidar 3 and Balder 3.

In the first decades of the 17th century a new generation of ambitious artists led by the brilliant painter Caravaggio and sculptor Bernini shook the eternal city of Rome from its slumber. They introduced a new language to art that dispensed with elegance and incited the emotions.

This was Baroque, a spectacular artistic style charged with drama, dynamism and bravura, which sparked intimate collaborations between painting, sculpture and architecture.

For the exhibition design, the Italian designer duo, Formafantasma have chosen an elegant, understated style that leaves ample space for the Baroque language of the artworks to fully manifest itself. The usage of Kvadrat textiles amplifies the contrasting beauty of 17th century art and contemporary interactions with textiles, colour and architecture.

The exhibition showcases more than 70 masterpieces by Caravaggio, Bernini and their contemporaries. The paintings and sculptures are on loan to the Rijksmuseum from museums and private collections around the world.

14 February – 13 September 2020

Opening hours
Open daily, 9:00 – 17:00

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