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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter. Born in Milan, Caravaggio was the leading and the most painter in the late 16th and late 17th centuries. He became famous for his intense and unsettling realism in his work. People would be astonished and be in awe when they see his paintings because it almost brings it to real life. He emphasized the clothes and the body like hands and feet to make it seem more real to viewers. He...
The Baroque era was defined by extravagance. As with the acronym we learned in class, it was big, bold, and dramatic. It was also full of action, tension and emotion. Two artists who encompassed what it meant to be a part of the Baroque era are Caravaggio and Antonio Vivaldi. Both were influential artists of their time whose legacies have carried on through generations. Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio was born on September 29, 1571. He was born to father Fermo...
During the Baroque period from the early 17th century and mid-18th century, artist Michelangelo Caravaggio is one of the most transcendent and prominent artists in the antiquity of Western art. Michelangelo Caravaggio paintings compound a realistic perception of human nature that involves physical and emotional states and including a dramatic method of using light, which had an impressionable influence upon Baroque art. Almost each Caravaggio’s art pieces contain very influential and powerful societal forces that really make their work unique...
‘Out of studies and observations of his own features – laughing, terrified, grimacing – and of his torso, which he apparently saw in three-quarter length in his mirror, Caravaggio invented his imaginary portrait…of the frightened effeminate boy bitten by a lizard’ In 1955 Walter Friedländer published his seminal work, Caravaggio Studies; a monograph that included comments on the life and works of Caravaggio, a catalogue raisonné listing all paintings attributed to the artist, and reprints of biographies and documents relating...