De Koppelaarster (1625), Gerard van Honthorst, photo by Centraal Museum Utrecht / Tom Haartsen

At the start of the Golden Age, Rome was the centre of the world. Budding painters from across Europe were drawn to the city where – it was rumoured – Caravaggio was causing a revolution. He’d created a new realism in the world of art, and it was that they had to see for themselves. Utrecht-born painters Dirck van Baburen, Hendrick ter Brugghen and Gerard van Honthorst were among them. This exhibition displays not only their work, but also a top piece by Caravaggio himself (on loan from the Vatican).

> from 16 December, Centraal Museum