Giotto to Caravaggio: The Passions of Roberto Longhi

Caravaggio, Boy bitten by a Lizard, 1594, oil on canvas, 65.8 x 52.3 cm (Florenc
Caravaggio, Boy bitten by a Lizard, 1594, oil on canvas, 65.8 x 52.3 cm (Florence, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi © Florence, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi)

Jackie Wullschlager reviews From Giotto to Caravaggio: The Passions of Roberto Longhi at the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, on view through July 20, 2015.

Wullschlager writes: "A century ago Italian art historian Roberto Longhi radically reconsidered Renaissance pictures in the light of the contemporary avant-garde... [this exhibition] is a thoughtful, sensitively selected, exquisite connoisseur’s show recounting how one man set out to change the history of taste, the extent of his triumphs and, intriguingly, the areas where he was less persuasive."