Baroque and Rococo


Baroque and Rococo Art Map




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.


Sick Bacchus

c. 1593
Oil on canvas, 67 x 53 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome



Boy Bitten by a Lizard

c. 1594
Oil on canvas, 66 x 49,5 cm
National Gallery, London


Still-Life with Flowers and Fruit
Oil on canvas, 105 x 184 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome


Boy Peeling a Fruit

c. 1593
Oil on canvas, 75,5 x 64,4 cm
Longhi Collection, Rome


Boy with a Basket of Fruit

c. 1593
Oil on canvas, 70 x 67 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome


St. Francis in Ecstasy

c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 92,5 x 128,4 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut


St. Francis in Ecstasy
c. 1595
Oil on canvas
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut


The Musicians

Oil on canvas, 92 x 118,5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


The Fortune Teller

c. 1596
Oil on canvas, 115 x 150 cm
Musei Capitolini, Rome

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