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Baroque and Rococo Art Map


 



Caravaggio

 


 
 
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
 

(b Milan or Caravaggio, autumn 1571; d Porto Ercole, 18 July 1610).

Italian painter. After an early career as a painter of portraits, still-life and genre scenes he became the most persuasive religious painter of his time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the apostles and martyrs, flattered the aspirations of the Counter-Reformation Church, while his vivid chiaroscuro enhanced both three-dimensionality and drama, as well as evoking the mystery of the faith. He followed a militantly realist agenda, rejecting both Mannerism and the classicizing naturalism of his main rival, Annibale Carracci. In the first 30 years of the 17th century his naturalistic ambitions and revolutionary artistic procedures attracted a large following from all over Europe.




 


Magdalene

1596-97
Oil on canvas, 122,5 x 98,5 cm
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome



 

The Cardsharps

c. 1596
Oil on canvas, 90 x 112 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth


 

Lute Player

c. 1596
Oil on canvas, 94 x 119 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


 

Bacchus

c. 1596
Oil on canvas, 95 x 85 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



 

The Fortune Teller

1596-97
Oil on canvas, 99 x 131 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris



 

Rest on Flight to Egypt

1596-97
Oil on canvas, 133,5 x 166,5 cm
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome



 

Rest on Flight to Egypt
(detail)
1596-97
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 48 cm
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome



 

Rest on Flight to Egypt
(detail)
1596-97
Oil on canvas, width of detail: 48 cm
Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Rome



 

Basket of Fruit

c. 1597
Oil on canvas, 31 x 47 cm
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan
 
 

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