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Frederick Ilchman, chair, Art of Europe; and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings

Despite a brief and controversial career, Caravaggio remains one of the most influential and absorbing of all Italian painters. The presence in Boston of four important works from Italy in “Visiting Masterpieces: Caravaggio and Connoisseurship” provides a rare opportunity to confront this artist firsthand, explore his artistic achievement, and consider the complexities of authenticity through a lesson in connoisseurship with curator Frederick Ilchman.

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Above: Caravaggio, The Fortune Teller (about 1594–95), oil on canvas. Musei Capitolini Pinocateca, Rome.