'Fortune Teller' anchors Caravaggio installation in Mexico

Visitors look at a projection of a painting by Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggio exhibit

Visitors look at a projection of a painting by Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggio exhibit

Visitors look at a multimedia projection of the work of Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggi

Visitors look at a multimedia projection of the work of Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggi

Museum workers stand next to 'La Buona Ventura' by Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggio exh

Museum workers stand next to 'La Buona Ventura' by Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggio exh

A journalist takes a picture of 'La Buona Ventura'  by Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggio

A journalist takes a picture of 'La Buona Ventura' by Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) during the opening of a Caravaggio

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The celebrated painting "The Fortune Teller" by Caravaggio is going on display in Mexico City in what curators describe as a multi-sensory exhibit that brings the public into the Italian baroque master's world.

The exposition "Caravaggio. A Work, a Legacy" centers on the emblematic painting (1593-1595), which shows a fortune teller reading the hand of a wealthy young man who fails to notice that she's stealing his ring.

Sara Baz is director of the Museo Nacional de Arte, where the work will be shown from Thursday through May 20. She calls the work "a Caravaggist manifesto par excellence."

The second part of the exhibit consists of an installation including a 45-minute video on highlights from Caravaggio's life and important aspects of his work: "Light," ''Theatricality," ''Naturalism" and "Violence."