Enel Green Power brings Caravaggio to Mexico

Published on Friday, 23 February 2018

This initiative will be the first time in 42 years that a work by Caravaggio has been brought to Mexico, the only time before being the exhibition of the “Suonatore di Liuto” (The Lute Player) painting in Mexico City’s Museum of Modern Art in 1976.

Specifically, Enel Green Power was in charge of transporting the Fortune Teller oil painting to Mexico City from Rome.

Paolo Romanacci, Enel’s Head of Enel Renewable Energies for Mexico and Central America said: "We are extremely proud to bring to Mexico City a masterpiece by Caravaggio in cooperation with Munal, reinforcing the cultural bridge between Italy and Mexico. Michelangelo Merisi is one of the greatest exponents of Italian culture who laid the foundations for the use of chiaroscuro in baroque painting, an innovation at the time that was inspired by nature much like the idea to produce energy from renewable sources.” 

“The exhibition "Caravaggio. A work, a legacy", will be on display in Mexico City from February 22nd to May 20th, with La Buona Ventura as the main attraction. ”

– Paolo Romanacci, Enel’s Head of Enel Renewable Energies for Mexico and Central America

This painting will be complemented by other works by Mexican artists from different generations who were influenced by Caravaggio, highlighting his legacy. Munal will also exhibit the “Caravaggio Experience”, a multimedia immersion that recreates, through a game of colors, visuals and scents, the era in which Caravaggio lived and painted.

This initiative is in line with the Enel Group’s commitment to establish new partnerships with the objective of supporting the dissemination of culture, improving the quality of life and offering unique forms of recreation for communities.

The exhibition in Mexico City is a new chapter in EGP’s collaboration with the Capitoline Museums in Rome, through which masterpieces by Caravaggio, Guido Reni and ancient Roman artistic treasures have been exhibited at the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro (2015), the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City (2016) and at the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago (2016).

The partnership with the Capitoline Museums in Rome has also seen us finance the restoration of the hall of the emperors in Palazzo del Campidoglio and create the project “Hidden Treasures of Rome” that had the Museums work with the University of Missouri in the study of 249 archaeological finds and offer statues and busts of Roman art for exhibition in some cities in the United States. This year, EGP is supporting the reconstruction of the Caffarelli Gardens and the restoration of the Temple of Jupiter, next to the Museum’s main building, which will be open to the public for the first time in autumn 2018.