The life and work of Caravaggio

Friday 28 September, 6.30–7.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Information Desk

Russell Aldersson and John Wilson

Admission free

Tickets are strictly limited – please email for tickets and meeting information. Tickets are prioritised for BSL speakers and visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Arrogant, rebellious and a murderer, Caravaggio's short and tempestuous life matched the drama of his works

Characterised by their dramatic, almost theatrical lighting, Caravaggio's paintings were controversial, popular, and hugely influential on succeeding generations of painters all over Europe.

Join deaf lecturer John Wilson to discover more about the artist's life and to spend time examining his works in the National Gallery's collection, with spoken English interpretation by Russ Aldersson.

British Sign Language (BSL) talks 

Throughout the year, free talks are given in BSL by deaf lecturers or in spoken English with BSL interpretation.

Image above: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist, about 1609–10