Date(s) - 03/07/2018
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
House of the Redeemer
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- Wednesday, March 7 at 6:00pm and 8:00pm
A revolutionary and and confrontational painter whose canvasses absorbed the naturalism and discoveries of the ways of light made by his scientist contemporaries, Caravaggio chose as his models for various female saints, sundry “fallen women” – prostitutes who were lovers not only of the artists, but of various cardinals as well. The paintings offer a perspective on the complicated life of the artist, his time, and the thin line that separates sacred from profane passion in the baroque aesthetic.
Like the paintings, the musical works were composed with a masterful chiaroscuro in which sacred scenes are rendered with intense changes of vocal color between light and dark. Please join us for this CD release concert honoring this subversive genius and the music of his time.
The concert will take place in the 17th-century Fabbri Library, built in 1607 and brought to the United States during World War I.