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Caravaggio print that pageTimeline of Caravaggio

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Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan under a master who had himself trained under Titian . In his early twenties Caravaggio moved to Rome where, during the late 16th and early 17th centuries, many huge new churches and palazzi were being built and paintings were needed to fill them.

John the Baptist (Caravaggio) print that page

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mother St Elizabeth . John alone in the desert was less popular, but not unknown. For the young Caravaggio , John was invariably a boy or youth alone in the wilderness. This image was based on the statement in the Gospel of Luke that "the child grew and was strengthened in spirit, and was

Polidoro da Caravaggio print that pageTimeline of Polidoro da Caravaggio

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He was born in Caravaggio , in what is now Lombardy . According to Vasari , whilst working as a labourer carrying the materials for the builders of the Vatican logge he ingratiated himself with the artists, and attracted the admiration of Maturino da Firenze , one of Raphael's main assistants

Judith Beheading Holofernes (Caravaggio) print that page

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Mantegna , Giorgione , Artemisia Gentileschi , and Lucas Cranach the Elder , among many others. Caravaggio 's approach was, typically, to choose the moment of greatest dramatic impact, the moment of the decapitation itself. The figures are set out in a shallow stage, theatrically lit from the

Saint Matthew and the Angel print that page

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did not want it in their chapel; in exchange they commissioned a St Matthew from Michelangelo da Caravaggio ." ( Giovanni Baglione , a contemporary of Caravaggio ). The three-dimensionality and solid modeling of the painting suggest that Caravaggio wished to give it a sculptural appearance

The Lute Player (Caravaggio) print that page

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were highly prized and the Cardinal was a patron of music as well as of painting. More recently Caravaggio biographer Peter Robb has identified him as Caravaggio 's companion Mario Minniti , the model for several other paintings from this period including Cardsharps and one of the two versions

Bacchus (Caravaggio) print that page

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the same wine, apparently inviting the viewer to join him. Bacchus was painted shortly after Caravaggio joined the household of his first important patron, Cardinal Del Monte, and reflects the ephebophile interests of the Cardinal's homoerotic circle. Whether intentional or not, there

The Fortune Teller (Caravaggio) print that page

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" This passage is often used to demonstrate that the classically-trained Mannerist artists of Caravaggio 's day disapproved of his insistence on painting from life instead of from copies and drawings made from older masterpieces, but Bellori ends by saying: "...and in these two half-figures

Cardsharps (Caravaggio) print that page

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The work represents an important milestone for Caravaggio . [ 1 ] He painted it when he was attempting an independent career after leaving the workshop of the Cavaliere Giuseppe Cesari d'Arpino , for whom he had been painting "flowers and fruit", finishing the details for the Cavaliere's mass

Amor Vincit Omnia (Caravaggio) print that page

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The subject was a common one for the age. Caravaggio’s treatment is remarkable for the realism of his Cupid – where other depictions, such as a contemporary Sleeping Cupid by Battistello Caracciolo , show an idealised, almost generic, beautiful boy, Caravaggio’s Cupid is highly individual