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  World Art Treasures:Caravaggio: a most Romantic Destiny
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.
Caravaggio had kept on painting during the days preceding the murder he was about to commit: near Cardinal del Monte's residence, a brawl of four against four took place over a game of racquets (royal tennis).
www.bergerfoundation.ch /Home/high_caravage.html   (2918 words)

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.
www.wga.hu /bio/c/caravagg/biograph.html   (2289 words)

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.
www.students.sbc.edu /mckinney03/gmm/caravaggio.htm   (1690 words)

 Michealangelo da Caravaggio
Caravaggio also struck a chord with his particular use of light and shadow which he used to intensify the drama of his scenes.
However, Caravaggio lived in violent times when personal honour and that of your patron was readily defended with force, which, according to police records, Caravaggio did on a regular basis.
Caravaggio was part of a nobleman's household, and therefore had the right to carry a sword in public.
www.ngv.vic.gov.au /caravaggio/caravaggio.html   (275 words)

 Caravaggio Biography
Caravaggio was an Italian baroque painter who was the best exemplar of naturalistic painting in the early 17th century.
Caravaggio's mature manner commenced about 1600 with the commission to decorate the Contarelli Chapel in San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome with three scenes of the life of Saint Matthew.
These works were among Caravaggio's last, for the artist died on the beach at Port'Ercole in Tuscany on July 18, 1610, of a fever contracted after a mistaken arrest.
www.christusrex.org /www2/art/caravaggio_bioeng.htm   (591 words)

 North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts
Caravaggio was considered a rebel against convention, both in his art and in his behavior.
Caravaggio produced many religious paintings that shocked his patrons because of his depiction of Christ and other religious figures as common people in everyday settings.
Caravaggio is one of the most important artists who lived during the period referred to as Baroque.
www.art.unt.edu /ntieva/artcurr/alsp/caravagg.htm   (813 words)

 CARAVAGGIO - SpanishArts
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.
www.spanisharts.com /history/barroco/i_barroco_caravaggio.html   (610 words)

 ART / 4 / 2DAY
Caravaggio was destined to turn a large part of European art away from the ideal viewpoint of the Renaissance to the concept that simple reality was of primary importance.
Caravaggio was less melodramatic than many of the artists known as the Caravaggisti who painted in his style, and he suggests only enough of the interaction between the three actors to imply the sequel.
Caravaggio's heroine is sobbing silently to herself and a single tear falls down her cheek.
www.safran-arts.com /42day/art/art4jul/art0718.html   (10720 words)

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.
Caravaggio illustrates the peach in at least four paintings with a remarkable diversity in color.
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.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/caravaggio/caravaggio_l.html   (5435 words)

 NGA - Caravaggio's The Taking of Christ
Tempted by the promise of financial reward, Judas agreed to identify his master by kissing him: "The one I shall kiss is the man; seize him and lead him away safely" (Mark 14:44).
Caravaggio focuses on the culminating moment of Judas’ betrayal, as he grasps Christ and delivers his treacherous kiss.
Caravaggio presents the scene as if it were a frozen moment, to which the over-crowded composition and violent gestures contribute dramatic impact.
www.nga.gov /exhibitions/caravbr-2.htm   (283 words)

 Amazon.ca: Caravaggio with CDROM: Books: John T. Spike   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Catherine Puglisi's Caravaggio (LJ 4/1/99) is a superior introduction to the artist and his works, while Helen Langdon's Caravaggio: A Life (LJ 6/1/99) is a superior biographical and contextual study.
With its fresh insights, as well as judicious readings of the documents and the physical evidence of the paintings themselves, Caravaggio is the most thorough study on the artist to date, and it will no doubt remain a definitive monograph for many years to come.
Caravaggio is one of the most magnificent of the Seventeenth Centruy Italian artists.
www.amazon.ca /Caravaggio-CDROM-John-T-Spike/dp/0789206390   (1324 words)

The two painters it is true, were on the best of terms – which was no easy matter in the case of Caravaggio, for he was of a wild and irascible temper, quick to take offence and even to run a dagger through a man. But his work was on different lines from Carracci’s.
In point of fact, Caravaggio was far too great and serious an artist to fritter away his time to cause a sensation.
Caravaggio’snaturalism”, that is, his intention to copy nature faithfully, whether we think it ugly or beautiful, was perhaps more devout than Caracci’s emphasis on beauty.
www.arlindo-correia.com /121001.html   (665 words)

 Caravaggio - Renaissance Artist
The importance of Caravaggio in 17th century painting is undeniable.
Caravaggio had a violent temper and was uncompromising with many who crossed his path.
In The Death of the Virgin we can clearly see this natural approach in the face of the virgin, usually idolised and shown in absolute perfection, in Caravaggio's piece she is a very ordinary woman.
www.theartgallery.com.au /ArtEducation/greatartists/Caravaggio/about   (314 words)

 Caravaggio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caravaggio's novelty was a radical naturalism which combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, approach to chiaroscuro, the use of light and shadow.
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, and of Titian.
But Caravaggio scholar John Gash suggests that the problem for the Carmelites may have been theological rather than aesthetic, in that Caravaggio's version fails to assert the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary, the idea that the Mother of God did not die in any ordinary sense but was assumed into Heaven.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caravaggio   (5100 words)

By 1592, he was causing scandal, not only because of his volatile character and temper but because of his controversial painting methods.
In spite of adverse reactions, Caravaggio was commissioned to produce a number of large-scale paintings.
Supper at Emmaus is an example of Caravaggio's virtuoso talent.
www.artchive.com /artchive/C/caravaggio.html   (270 words)

 The New York Review of Books: The Real Caravaggio
Caravaggio's 'Saint John' and Masterpieces from the Capitoline Museum in Rome 1999, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, July 15-September 12, 1999.
Caravaggio's paintings, meanwhile, are caught in a game of museological musical chairs as they pass from Rome to Hartford, Rome to Padua, Hartford to Kansas City, Dublin and Detroit to Boston, Kansas City to Milwaukee, Florence to Malta.
By 1660, Nicolas Poussin could claim that Caravaggio, by then dead for half a century, 'had come into the world to destroy painting.' For Stendhal he was 'a great painter, but a wicked man,' and most of the people who have loved his paintings would tend to agree.
www.nybooks.com /nyrev/WWWarchdisplay.cgi?19991007011R   (558 words)

 Caravaggio -- Michelangelo Merisi
Despite Caravaggio's influential friends, he was always in trouble, often arrested, and finally forced to flee Rome, first, in 1605, for stabbing a man in a fight over a woman, and again in 1606 after killing a friend in a sword fight that started with a disputed score in a tennis match.
Among those who remained active in Rome for a few years after Caravaggio's death was Francesco Buoneri, also known as Cecco del Caravaggio, who may have first entered Caravaggio's circle as a model for several of the early provocative pictures of young boys.
Caravaggio also did something else, which is not part of "tenebroso" per se, and that was his perfection of the technique of placing the bright light source behind the plane of the picture frame.
www.mmdtkw.org /VCaravaggio.html   (1277 words)

 Movie Reviews by Edwin Jahiel
Caravaggio used models for paintings and Jarman goes to the paintings to reproduce the models as living still lifes, in minute reconstructions.
Jarman repeats Caravaggio's magnificent use of sometimes brutal light in what is the best demonstration of chiaroscuro, a Caravaggio innovation and, to this day, a lesson about the immense possibilities of one-source lighting.
What was shock for Caravaggio's contemporaries is a different shock, that of recognition, for us, as familiar paintings follow one another, "coming to you live" as well as on on canvas.
www.prairienet.org /ejahiel/caravagg.htm   (903 words)

 NG London/Past Exhibitions/Caravaggio: The Final Years
Caravaggio (1571 - 1610) was at the height of his fame as the most original and powerful painter of his day, when in May 1606, he killed a man in a duel.
During the remaining four years of his life, Caravaggio's art underwent a dramatic transformation as he moved restlessly from Naples to Malta to Sicily.
It brought together paintings from the remote centres in which he worked so that his profound late style could be fully appreciated for the first time.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk /exhibitions/caravaggio/default.htm   (206 words)

 Caravaggio Online
Caravaggio at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Caravaggio at the National Gallery, London, UK Boy bitten by a Lizard
All images and text on this Caravaggio page are copyright 2007 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/caravaggio.html   (460 words)

 Caravaggio (Getty Museum)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Caravaggio "despised" ancient sculptures and Raphael's paintings, wrote a contemporary biographer.
In 1597 he caused a sensation with his altar paintings for a private chapel, and his sacred figures in realistic, humble settings were rejected.
After murdering a man over a disputed bet on a tennis game in 1606, Caravaggio remained on the move, continuing to paint until his death.
www.getty.edu /art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=14756&page=1   (235 words)

 TASCHEN Books: Art - All Titles - Caravaggio - Facts
Not only was his theatrical realism unfashionable in his time, but his sacrilegious subject matter and use of lower class models were violently scorned.
Caravaggio's great work had the misfortune of enduring centuries of disrepute.
In this new book you'll find over 50 of Caravaggio's best paintings; we think you'll agree that he was a genius beyond his time.
www.taschen.com /pages/en/catalogue/books/art/all/facts/01731.htm   (265 words)

 Caravaggio to Dali   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Caravaggio to Dalí: 100 Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art presents a selection of the greatest European paintings and sculptures from this remarkable and historic collection.
Caravaggio to Dalí: 100 Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is a unique combination of two traveling exhibitions, Renaissance to Rococo: Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Surrealism and Modernism from the Collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
Caravaggio to Dalí: 100 Masterpieces from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut.
www.kimbellart.org /news/caravaggiotodali.cfm   (887 words)

 Cleveland Museum of Art - Our Collections
When it appeared on the art market it was not immediately recognized, however, because Saint Andrew had traditionally-though mistakenly-been depicted on a cross with diagonal beams rather than an upright Latin cross, as in the present painting.
Caravaggio subtly employed all possible means to create the impression of rigidity, as he captured the amazement on the onlookers' faces.
Although Caravaggio never painted Christ on the Cross, he invested this Crucifixion of Saint Andrew with the same seriousness, dignity, and compassion found in the moving representations of Christ on the Cross painted by the great masters.
www.clevelandart.org /museum/collect/highlights/high24.html   (346 words)

 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.
www.ibiblio.org /wm/paint/auth/caravaggio   (493 words)

 Rembrandt - Caravaggio
Het programma bestaat uit een webquest met opdrachten, die gedownload en geprint kan worden.
Op de tentoonstelling zijn 38 werken van Rembrandt, Caravaggio en enkele caravaggisten te zien.
NB: vanaf 18 mei is Caravaggio's ‘Jongen met fruitmand' uit de Galleria Borghese in Rome niet meer te zien.
www.rembrandt-caravaggio.nl   (1134 words)

 Caravaggio (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This beautiful visionary art film based on the director's take of the life of Caravaggio was worth the almost 7 years it took to make it.
This film is more of a fictionalization on Caravaggio using the artist's works as a way to pursue the story of the artist.
When he is on screen he steals the movie, as his animal magnetism, sexual energy, and wild persona grip the film and propel the story forward.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0090798   (320 words)

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