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  Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Artist Biography, Caravaggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, revolutionary naturalist painter, was born in Caravaggio near Milan, the son of a mason.
Caravaggio chose his models from the common people and set them in ordinary surroundings, yet managed to lose neither poetry nor deep spiritual feeling.
Caravaggio's art, strangely enough, was not popular with ordinary people who saw in it a lack of reverence.
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  Caravaggio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caravaggio’s father Fermo Merisi was a household administrator and architect-decorator to Francesco Sforza, Marchese of Caravaggio, a town some thirty kilometers from Milan.
Caravaggio appears to have stayed in the Milan-Caravaggio area after his apprenticeship ended, but it is possible that he visited Venice and saw the works of Giorgione, whom he was later accused of aping, as well as those of his teacher’s master, Titian.
Caravaggio “put the oscuro (shade) into chiaroscuro.” Chiaroscuro had existed well before he came on the scene, but it was Caravaggio who made the technique definitive, darkening the shadows and transfixing the subject in a blinding shaft of light.
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Michelangelo da Merisi, commonly known as Caravaggio, was born to Fermo Merisi and his wife Lucia Aratori in September of 1571 in the town of Caravaggio.
Caravaggio's luck as a painter took a turn for the better in a series of paintings that brought him to the attention of Cardinal Francesco del Monte, who was a great lover of music and art.
Caravaggio did not conduct his life in a refined manner, as history has shown, he was often the subject of police inquiry and had to flee numerous locations for undisclosed reasons.
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 Caravaggio Art Reproductions, Oil Paintings starting @ $109.99, Museum Quality Oil on Canvas, Lithographs and Canvas ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Caravaggio was the son of Fermo Merisi, steward and architect of the Marquis of Caravaggio.
Caravaggio soon came under the protection of Del Monte and was invited to receive board, lodging, and a pension in the house of the cardinal.
In terror of the consequences of his act, Caravaggio, himself wounded and feverish, fled the city and sought refuge on the nearby estate of a relative of the Marquis of Caravaggio.
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 Caravaggio - Olga's Gallery
Michelangelo Merisi, called later Caravaggio, was born in either Milan, or a town of Caravaggio near Milan, as the son of a ducal architect.
Through the art business Caravaggio met his first patron Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte, who not only held out the possibility of working independently, but also secured for him his first public commission: side paintings in the Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi.
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 Encyclopedia: Bacchus
Bacchus by Caravaggio The god Dionysus is occasionally confused with one of several historical figures named Dionysius, a theophoric name that simply means [servant] of Dionysus.
Bacchus is a comics character created by Eddie Campbell and based upon the Roman god of wine and revelry, known to the Greeks as Dionysus.
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 Encyclopedia: Alcoholic beverage
Alcoholic beverages have been widely consumed since prehistoric times by people around the world, seeing use as a component of the standard diet, for hygienic or medical reasons, for their relaxant and euphoric effects, for recreational purposes, for artistic inspiration, as aphrodisiacs, and for other reasons.
Bacchus by Caravaggio Dionysus or Dionysos (Ancient Greek: Διώνυσος or Διόνυσος; also known as Bacchus in both Greek and Roman mythology and associated with the Italic Liber), the Thracian god of wine, represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficent influences.
Bacchus is the name of: the Roman god Bacchus, known to the Greeks as Dionysus the Christian martyr Saint Bacchus, companion to Saint Sergius; see: Saint Sergius the asteroid 2063 Bacchus the Bacchus grape variety, grown predominantly in Germany the Bacchus (painting) by Leonardo da Vinci the comic book Bacchus...
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 S. Giora Shoham - Caravaggio: The Violent Enlightenment - JCJPC - Volume 6, Issue 3
Caravaggio spent his early childhood in Lombardy, and was apprenticed about the age of 12 to a mediocre Milanese painter, Simone Peterzano, from whom he learned the basics of mixing paints, choosing brushes and constructing frames.
Caravaggio's starkly contrasting shadows and the light flooding his accentuated subjects are extremely innovative since the illumination seems to come from nowhere, as if it sprouts from the inner self of the [End page 74] artist to trigger, maieutically, a torrent of light within the viewer's psyche.
This is Caravaggio's inability to ward off the stigmata hurled at him from all sides, a good part of which he knew to be justified; his fractured personality could not but cope with these stigmata in the only way it could; pass judgment on himself by means of his art.
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 Michelangelo Caravaggio Art Prints, Posters, Framing: WorldGallery.co.uk
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, revolutionary naturalist painter, was born in Caravaggio near Milan, the son of a mason.
Caravaggio's art was not popular with ordinary people who saw in it a lack of reverence.
Caravaggio received many commissions for religious paintings during his short life, but led a wild and bohemian existence and in 1606, after killing a man in a fight, he fled to Naples.
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 J.-E Berger Foundation: Caravaggio: a most Romantic Destiny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Caravaggio's life during the 17th century is certainly among the most adventurous ever led by the world's great creators.
Caravaggio was totally destitute; rumor has it that he did portraits of the innkeepers to eke out a livelihood.
For two centuries, Caravaggio's work lay forgotten, and it was not until the Milan exhibition of 1951, that his oeuvre went on display to a public at last become aware of the depth of artistry involved.
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 Caravaggio Online
Caravaggio at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Caravaggio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Caravaggio at the National Gallery, London, UK Boy bitten by a Lizard
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Caravaggio has left few personal records by his own hand but the interpretations of his paintings by generations of art historians, combined with recently unearthed archival information, provides a rich history of the man and his time.
The head of Bacchus is crowned with clusters of fl and white grapes and senescing leaves, one of which is turning red, probably an indication of crown gall, induced by Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
Whether they are by Caravaggio alone, or by a team including Caravaggio, has been debated (see Spike, 2003), but the suggestion of a collaboration is not beyond the pale, since the composition is certainly different from the known fruit paintings of Caravaggio and could very well have been painted as a studio commission.
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 29caravaggiobacchus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Caravaggio created a revolutionary style of painting at the outset of the seventeenth century, thereby setting the tone for the Baroque period.
In ancient Greece Bacchus (i.e., the God of Wine, Dionysus) was depicted as a middle-aged man with a long beard, but in the Middle Ages and Renaissance this had changed and he was usually painted as a youth.
Born in the small northern Italian town of Caravaggio - from which his nickname derives - he was orphaned as a boy and quickly made his way as a young apprentice to Rome.
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 SpanishArts - barroco
Later, Caravaggio came back Rome with support from his protectors, but he was exiled because of a new crime.
Caravaggio is a life observer and he wants to represent reality in his pictures in a loyal way.
Caravaggio chose a woman drowned in the Tiber with her swollen face and stomach like model of Maria, in The Death of the Virgen.
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 Caravaggio Art Prints Posters and Pictures to buy in the UK
The Ronnie Biggs of the Baroque and cheeky chappy of chiaroscuro, Michelangelo Merisi, was born at Caravaggio near Milan but decided to rename himself after his home village for PR and image reasons.
When Caravaggio was 24, esteemed holy person (and C16 fruit juice tycoon) Cardinal Francesco del Monte, commissioned him to decorate the walls of the Contarelli Chapel with scenes depicting some of the more exciting moments from the life of St Mathew.
Due to a feisty temperament and a shortage of readily available anger management classes, Caravaggio divided the rest of his life between creating arresting images and being arrested, finally wasting an opponent in a tiff over tennis and being forced to do a runner from Rome to Naples.
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 The Art Prints Guide: Bacchus by Michelangelo Caravaggio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bacchus was painted by Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) shortly after he arrived in Rome in 1589.
In Bacchus, Caravaggio treats the subject with remarkable simplicity: the painting is rather light on detail, instead focusing on the form and provocative, playful gaze expression of the Roman god.
The juxtaposition of this mythic figure with a mood and setting that evoke commonality is actually typical of Caravaggio's work: his favorite subject was that of the sacred or mythic story, transposed to an everyday environment and presentation.
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Michelangelo Merisi, later known as Caravaggio, was born in 1571 and died in 1610.
He was born in Caravaggio, a small village located near Milan, and later took on that name.
He was said to have a violent temper, and was constantly in trouble with the law.
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 Michelangelo Caravaggio biography, painting, prints and posters
During the period 1592-98 Caravaggio's work was precise in contour, brightly colored, and sculpturesque in form, like the Mannerists, but with an added social and moral consciousness.
Caravaggio chose his models from the common people and set them in ordinary surroundings, yet managed to lose neither poetry nor deep spiritual feeling.
Caravaggio's art, strangely enough, was not popular with ordinary people who saw in it a lack of reverence.
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 WebMuseum: Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da
Through the cardinal, Caravaggio was commissioned, at age 24, to paint for the church of San Luigi dei Francesi.
Caravaggio fled the city and kept moving between hiding places.
Early in 1608 Caravaggio went to Malta and was received as a celebrated artist.
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 Art and Optics : Susan Grundy: Camera
Caravaggio stunned the Seicento art world when he revealed his huge, 3m x 3m, canvases in the Contarelli Chapel, at the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome.
Hockney goes on to postulate that someone gave Caravaggio a new lens, possibly his powerful patron of the time Cardinal Del Monte, introducing him to the idea of using it instead of a concave mirror to project the camera obscura effect.
Caravaggio’s experimentation with simple lens-projections covered a period of about five years, in other words first his group of “small paintings done in the mirror” (the concave mirror-lens), followed by the Uffizi Bacchus and other medium-sized paintings from around that time (using a biconvex lens).
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 Caravaggio and his Followers | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Caravaggio pushed the figures up against the picture plane and used light to enhance the dramatic impact and give the figures a quality of immediacy.
As a contemporary critic noted, "a characteristic of this school [of painting] is to use a focused light source from high up, without reflections, as though in a room with a [single] window and the walls painted fl.
This new approach to painting was sometimes at odds with the function of the altarpieces as the focus of devotional practice.
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 bacco1 eng   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Giovanni Baglione, painter, friend and biographer of Caravaggio refers to it as follows:" And he went to live alone he made some paintings of himself reflected in the mirror, and the first was a Bacchus with many bunches of grapes, painted with great diligence, but in a rather dry manner…."
The Bacchus was soon bought by the Cardinale del Monte who "for his appreciation of the painting" lodged Merisi in his house and gave him "part and provision", or food, board and salary.
In this list there is clearly described the Satyr crowned with ivy (new Bacchino malato/Sick Bacchus), thus showing the presence of the Bacchino malato in the house of Arpino, who was a colleague and guest of Caravaggio’s before the latter took lodgings with Cardinal del monte.
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 Bacchus by Caravaggio Reproduction Oil Painting Fine Art
Despite recent scholarly efforts to establish the Bacchus as an allegory-of the sense of taste, or even of Christ-the painting remains sufficient and convincing as simply the portrayal of a boy dressed as the ancient god of wine.
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 Caravaggio _ Bacchus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The livid colors of the subject's face, his teasing smile and the mock seriousness of his mythological dignity all reinforce the attempt to undermine the lofty pretensions of Renaissance artistic traditions..
Caravaggio here makes no attempt to paint the god Bacchus, but just a sickly young man who may be suffering from the after-effects of a hangover &emdash;appropriate for the god of wine.
His appearance is striking rather than handsome: he shows both that his face is unhealthy and that his right shoulder is not that of a bronzed Adonis, as convention required, but pale as in the case of any man who normally wears clothes.
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 Caravaggio _ Drunk Bacchus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Instead, Caravaggio paints a rather vulgar and effeminately preened youth, who turns his plump face towards us and offers us wine from a goblet held by pertly cocked fingers with grimy nails.
This is not Bacchus himself, but some perfectly ordinary individual dressed up as Bacchus, who looks at us rather wearily and yet alertly.
Nevertheless, Caravaggio's treatment of this subject clearly intends to present to the viewer a picture of a rather drunk young man, who is past any enjoyment of what he is drinking.
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 Bacchus by CARAVAGGIO
In order to understand the historical position of Caravaggio's art, we have to be aware of his peerless and revolutionary handling of subject matter.
Instead, Caravaggio paints a rather vulgar and effeminately preened youth, who turns his plump face towards us and offers us wine from a goblet held by pertly cocked fingers with grimy nails.
This is not Bacchus himself, but some perfectly ordinary individual dressed up as Bacchus, who looks at us rather wearily and yet alertly.
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I liked this picture because it seems different than the rest of Caravaggio's work, being that he seems to have put much more light into this painting than many of his other works.
Although the expression on the face of Bacchus is not particularly joyful, the overall mood of the painting seems cheerful because of the use of extra light and brightness.
The painting also seems to reflect the personality of Bacchus himself, as he is depicted her holding a glass of wine and has a pitcher of wine on the table in front of him, as well as being surrounded by the jovial colours.
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 Caravaggio, Michelangelo Fine Art Prints for Sale - New Zealand Art Prints
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (ca1573-1609) is named after his birthplace, near Milan.
By 16 he was studying art in Rome, his early work showing sharp contrast and bright colour.
However, his personal life was wild, and after killing a man in a fight in 1606 he fled to Naples, then to Malta, and died of malaria when he was only 36.
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