24 Feb-18 June 2006. The Van Gogh Museum presents over 35 major paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 1610) in the first exhibition ever to bring the works of the two masters of chiaroscuro together. Both artists became renowned for their realistic style of painting and their masterly use of light. The exhibition is in honour of Rembrandts 400th anniversary this year which has seen a unique collaboration between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, with the loans of leading works from galleries and private collections all over the world. Among the paintings on show are Caravaggios Omnia vincit Amor from Berlin and The conversion of the Magdalen from Detroit. Rembrandts The Sacrifice of Abraham is on loan from St Petersburg and his painting Two Old Men Disputing has been lent by a Melbourne gallery for the first time ever. A richly illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition: cost 29.95. Admission 20 13-17 years 2.50 under 12s free. Daily 10.00-18.00 Fri 10.00-22.00.
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