- n Italian painter noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and his novel use of light (1573-1610)
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- 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 ...
June 21, 2013 - Artist Daily
- 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.
June 19, 2013 - Time.com via Yahoo! News
- Andrew Graham-Dixon in Telegraph.co.uk
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....
- Gianfranco Zola in Independent Online
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."
- Edmund Capon in Arts Hub Australian (subscription)
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...