Beyond Caravaggio | William Kentridge | South Africa: The Art Of A Nation | Yves Klein | Hepworth Prize For Sculpture
The shockingly beautiful naturalism of Caravaggio puts real people on canvas with an immediacy unparalleled in art, so it’s not hard to imagine why this dangerous maverick inspired a crowd of imitators. What is more surprising is how well their paintings stand up to his. The handful of Caravaggio masterpieces in this fascinating exhibition open a door into the rich realism that energised European art in the 17th century. Powerful works by the likes of Artemisia Gentileschi, Jusepe de Ribera and Georges de La Tour light up the shadows.