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Caravaggio Vs Massy

Throughout History, art has been a staple in societies around the world. Each new piece speaking volumes to its viewers. Art not only captivates us but teaches us about the thoughts and ideas prevalent to its period. Each artist set out to convey a message that would resonate with the audience giving it a lasting […]

Pages: 3 Words: 850 Topics: Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi was born in Milan, year 1571. He was born on the 29th of September, the feast day of his “name saint”, the Archangel, Michael, and was also christened the following day at the parish church of S. Stefano in Brolo, Milan. His father, Fermo Merisi, was an architect and/or “magister” for the Marchese […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1516 Topics: Caravaggio
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Caravaggio and Caravaggisti in Th-Century Europe

Caravaggio’s painting, Death of a Virgin, is painted in a very dark style and he painted Virgin Mary in a very realistic style that is very characteristic of him. Caravaggio painted Virgin Mary like an average modern Roman and he was criticized for portraying her in a very indecent way. Virgin Mary is painted in […]

Pages: 2 Words: 725 Topics: Caravaggio, Painting, Visual Arts

The Flagellation of Christ by Caravaggio

Caravaggio has influence a plethora of artists throughout the years, with the introduction of a new art style called tenebrism, brought up emotions of the viewers, both religous and non-religious. Michelangelo Merisi, or how most people know him as Caravaggio ( “Caravaggio”, p1). He was born in a rather small town in Caravaggio, Italy in […]

Pages: 2 Words: 696 Topics: Caravaggio, Painting

Caravaggio is a Dude

1. Intro paragraph a. Slow intro i. There are few artists who are still remembered around the world centuries after their death, most will only be remembered for a one piece they made, if they are lucky. Defying these odds there are some artists that the world remembers and recognize as one of the greats […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1308 Topics: Caravaggio

Caravaggio a World-renowned Painter

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was a world-renowned painter. Actively painting from 1584 to his controversial death in 1610. Merisi was most renowned for his use of the art technique known as chiaroscuro. Chiaroscuro refers to the use of bold contrasts of light and dark which affect the whole piece, adding volume or solidarity. Many artists […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1046 Topics: Caravaggio, Visual Arts

Death of the Virgin Caravaggio’s Spiritual Contemplation

Caravaggio painted the death of the Virgin Mary, rather than as an assumption as was especially popular during the Counter-Reformation, as a tragic death surrounded by the grieving apostles. Caravaggio went against these norms because he was contemplating the historical event and the inward realities of the Catholic faith within his compositions. Caravaggio was depicting […]

Pages: 3 Words: 831 Topics: Caravaggio, Catholic Church, Christianity
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