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The Last Caravaggio at the National Gallery

The Last Caravaggio
Where? National Gallery, Trafalgar Square When? 18th April to 21st July 2024 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 9 PM (Fri) Price? Free · See Parking: Nearby car parks Buses: 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, 176 Bus fares Trains: The closest station is Charing Cross Bakerloo Northern Other nearby stations: Covent Garden, Embankment, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus Train fares

The National Gallery will be putting on a special display about Caravaggio's The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula.

Some of Caravaggio's most striking works were made during his final few years and made use of dramatic lighting, tightly cropped scenes, and uncompromising models with dirty feet and fingernails.

Few paintings are better placed to tell the story of these final tumultuous years than his last-known work, The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula - started just two months before his mysterious death.

Viewers get to see the violence at uncomfortably close quarters, as Caravaggio's own self portrait looks on, helpless.

This is your chance to see the painting in London for the first time in 20 years, alongside a letter that describes its creation.

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