“Caravaggio – Opera Omnia” exhibition opens in Baku

The exhibition “Caravaggio – Opera Omnia” was inaugurated in Baku, in the futuristic venue of the Heydar Aliyev Center designed by Zaha Hadid on Dec.13.

The exhibition, organized by the Italian Embassy in Baku, was realized thanks to support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy and in collaboration with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, chaired by Vice President and First Lady of Azerbaijan, Merhiban Aliyeva.

The exhibition includes about 40 works of art by Caravaggio, reproduced in real size with an innovative digital technology. It is a historical and thematic journey along the whole artistic and human experience of the Lombard master.

Director General of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Anar Alakbarov, addressing the ceremony, expressed high satisfaction for having such an exhibition in Azerbaijan and pointed out the interest to continue to work together with Italy in the cultural field in the future.

Italian Ambassador Augusto Massari also addressed the event and thanked the Foundation for the organisation of the expo.

Caravaggio – Opera Omnia, is an evocative, imaginary museum where art and technology, past and future, merge thanks to the innovative technology developed by Rai Com, an Italian company part of the Rai media group, whose exhibitions have attracted in the last few years over 10 million viewers around the world.

The exhibition in Baku will remain open until 24 January 2018.