Disputed Caravaggio on Display in Milan
The director of the Brera Art Gallery in Milan is courting controversy by including in a new show a painting whose attribution to Caravaggio is disputed.
Critics charge the decision to display “Judith Beheading Holofernes,” discovered 2 years ago in an attic in southern France, legitimizes its attribution to Caravaggio and would drive up the work’s price were it to be put on the market.
A prominent art historian has quit the Brera’s scientific committee over the decision.
The 6-painting exhibit runs through 5 February 2017.