Caravaggio and Artemisia:
the Challenge of Judith

Rome, Palazzo Barberini
26 November 2021 – 27 March 2022

The Klesch Collection was delighted to lend their Judith Beheading Holofernes by Giuseppe Vermiglio to the exhibition ‘Caravaggio and Artemisia: The Challenge of Judith. Violence and seduction in 16th- and 17th-century painting’ at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome.

Giuseppe Vermiglio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, c. 1610

The Palazzo Barberini celebrated the 50th anniversary of the purchase of Caravaggio’s enigmatic Judith Beheading Holofernes with this dedicated exhibition. Curator Maria Cristina Terzaghi brought together masterpieces from all over the world, which demonstrate the overwhelming influence that Caravaggio’s Judith had on its many interpreters. The Klesch Collection’s rendition of the subject by Vermiglio was proudly exhibited directly alongside the exhibition’s centrepiece by Caravaggio.

Watch video

Click or tap below to listen to curator Maria Cristina Terzaghi’s views on the exhibition and the relationship between our Vermiglio and the Palazzo Barberini’s Caravaggio.

Caravaggio and Artemisia:
the Challenge of Judith

Rome, Palazzo Barberini
26 November 2021 – 27 March 2022

The Klesch Collection was delighted to lend their Judith Beheading Holofernes by Giuseppe Vermiglio to the exhibition ‘Caravaggio and Artemisia: The Challenge of Judith. Violence and seduction in 16th- and 17th-century painting’ at the Palazzo Barberini in Rome.

Giuseppe Vermiglio, Judith Beheading Holofernes, c. 1610

The Palazzo Barberini celebrated the 50th anniversary of the purchase of Caravaggio’s enigmatic Judith Beheading Holofernes with this dedicated exhibition. Curator Maria Cristina Terzaghi brought together masterpieces from all over the world, which demonstrate the overwhelming influence that Caravaggio’s Judith had on its many interpreters. The Klesch Collection’s rendition of the subject by Vermiglio was proudly exhibited directly alongside the exhibition’s centrepiece by Caravaggio.

Watch video

Click or tap below to listen to curator Maria Cristina Terzaghi’s views on the exhibition and the relationship between our Vermiglio and the Palazzo Barberini’s Caravaggio.