The Baroque hall
The Baroque hall served as a dormitory, as the case of the two other halls in the first floor, since the building was originally a seminary. This hall now houses the paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries. At the height of his popularity during the late 1590’s and the first decade of the 17th century, Caravaggio’s dramatic new style influenced many of his peers in the Roman art world. Grouped in one section one can admire a collection of Caravaggist artists influenced by the turbulent Lombard artist famous for his dramatic chiaro scuro theatrical effect largely dominant in Europe of the period.