Upcoming in person event: Caravaggio: A Radical Approach to the Truth

…the artist is a person who communicates something…the moment of creation is the moment of communication.  It is when the work has passed from mind to mind that it becomes a work of art.G.K. Chesterton

The Department of Catholic Studies proudly presents the Ninth Annual Monsignor James Cafone Memorial Lecture: “Caravaggio: A Radical Approach to the Truth” by artist David Lopez Ribes, on Wednesday, April 10, 2024  at 1:30pm in the Bishop Dougherty University Center Event Room at  Seton Hall University. The event is free of charge.

This event is co-sponsored by the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture.

About the Speaker




David López Ribes is a Spanish painter and multidisciplinary artist. He lives and works in the New York area. López won the Pontifical Academies Prize in 2012, awarded by Pope Benedict XVI, for his contribution to Christian Humanism in the contemporary world.

About the Event
Join us as David López invites the work of Caravaggio, Velazquez, and Vermeer into dialogue with the thought and action of St. Charles Borromeo and Gutenberg, as well as with the internet, Instagram, TikTok and the metaverse.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, a Milanese painter, comes down to our days as a reference among Baroque painters, and as a reference, therefore, in the cultural response of the Counter-Reformation to the Protestant principles of Luther.

At this lecture, you will experience an approach to Caravaggio’s work, the first to use the technique known as “tenebrism,” through the perspective of the thoughts and experiences of a contemporary painter, David López Ribes, at the dawn of the third millennium.