Monday, August 3

Caravaggio


Boy with a Basket of Fruit, c. 1593
Wikipedia - "Michelangelo Merisi (Michael Angelo Merigi or Amerighi) da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 in Milan – 18 July? 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque painting. Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan under Simone Peterzano who had himself trained under Titian. ... Caravaggio's innovation was a radical naturalism that combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of chiaroscuro which came to be known as tenebrism (the shift from light to dark with little intermediate value). ..."
Wikipedia
National Gallery
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Guardian - Caravaggio: how he influenced my art
amazon: Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane, Caravaggio
YouTube: Who Killed Caravaggio?
YouTube: Caravaggio [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] [Part 4] [Part 5] [Part 6] [Part 7]

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