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Definition(s):

  • (n) Italian painter noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and his novel use of light (1573-1610)

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  1. Do You Shy Away From This Painting Approach?

    Figurative realism and allegory go hand in hand. Allegories—complex narratives built on layers of symbolism—are what allow works by Caravaggio, Titian, Bernini, Dürer, and Vermeer to carry resonance and remain intriguing centuries after they were created. Even though the power of storytelling is well known, allegory isn't always an easy sell in our contemporary world, which may explain why some ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Artist Daily

  2. Rome’s Graffiti Boom: Eternal City Finally Welcomes Street Art

    Say the words “Roman art,” and your average listener will likely think of classical statues, ornate churches and the masterworks of Michelangelo, Caravaggio and their contemporaries. But to a select, but growing, few, that phrase summons something more contemporary: a growing body of street and graffiti art that has recently blossomed across the Eternal City.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Time.com via Yahoo! News

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  1. "Caravaggio's hot-headed temperament could not cope with the discipline of the military Order and he appears to have been undone by his own volatility," said Graham-Dixon. "The latest lead poisoning theory just doesn't fit the facts....
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Andrew Graham-Dixon Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "I was very, very lucky to play and practice with him," Zola tells me. "If you want to learn how to paint, go to Caravaggio. It was the same with Maradona."
    on Apr 27, 2008 By: Gianfranco Zola Source: Independent Online

  3. "My initial reaction was that it was too slow and lethargic but it is very much like a Caravaggio, very beautiful," said Capon, who judged the award with Linda Michael (Curator, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art 2006) and Natasha Bullock...
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Edmund Capon Source: Arts Hub Australian (subscription)

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