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    Caravaggio

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    Micheangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was the son of Fermo di Bernardino Merisi and Lucia Aratori. Caravaggio lost his father, who passed away when he was eleven years old along with his, 3 other siblings. When Caravaggio was 12, he was appointed to Milanese Painter, Surano Peterzano. During this internship, he learned basic techniques, such as selecting brushes, mixing paints, and how to build frames. During this time, he learned the Lombard and Venezian style. Around 1588 to 1592, Caravaggio relocated to Rome

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    “What begins in the work of Caravaggio is quite, simply, modern painting,” stated Art Historian Andre Berne-Joffrey. Caravaggio is famous for using Tenebrism style in many of his paintings that has influence many artists today. Tenebrism is an artistic technique where there is a violent contrast of light and dark displayed in paintings (Wikipedia “Caravaggio”). Throughout Caravaggio’s Short-lived career he has given people art that were painted in a more realistic light. His artistic creativity that

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    The artists of the Baroque had a remarkably different style than artists of the Renaissance due to their different approach to form, space, and composition. This extreme differentiation in style resulted in a very different treatment of narrative. Perhaps this drastic stylistic difference between the Renaissance and Baroque in their treatment of form, space, and composition and how these characteristics effect the narrative of a painting cannot be seen more than in comparing Perugino’s Christ Delivering

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    Caravaggio

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    Caravaggio Michelangelo Mersi was born at Caravaggio in Lombardy on September 28, 1573. His childhood was lived in a quite atmosphere in the small town located between Brescia and Milan. Caravaggio became orphaned at a very young age, and coincidentally was sent to Milan to study painting. This is where his career started. During the Eighteen years between his arrival in Rome and his death, Caravaggio enjoyed the pleasures of being a young artist. He enjoyed the triumph of a success, the

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    Martha and Mary Magdalene by Caravaggio

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    understanding a work of art then just looking at it. In order to understand a piece, you have to understand the Artist, the time period, and the symbols in that painting that may have very different meaning today. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio better known as simply Caravaggio was an Italian Baroque master painter born in Italy around 1571. After he apprenticed with a painter in Milan, he moved to Rome, where he lived for most of his life. His work influenced painters around Europe. He’s most known for

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    interesting lives, Michelangelo Merisi, who was called Caravaggio, had the most interesting and turbulent life. Caravaggio, was born in Milan in during the late summer or early autumn of 1571. His parents, Fermo Merisi, and Lucia Aratori, had been married on January 14 of that same year. He was the first of their four children. For several generations the Mersi family had lived in the small town of Caravaggio. Caravaggio probably adapted the town name as his own when he left for

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    Caravaggio, Death of St. Matthew

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    Caravaggio, Death of St. Matthew Michelangelo de Caravaggio is one of the most renowned and popular artists of the Baroque Period. In fact, many paintings from this period, as well as after have been described as “Caravagesque.” Caravaggio’s works are some of the most popular in Italy, as well as around the world, and have been put into there own stylistic group. In his painting, the Martyrdom of St. Matthew, there contains certain characteristics that make the painting easily recognizable

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    Howard Hibbard's Caravaggio is an insightful look into the troubled mind and life of one of the most discussed artists of all time, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.  Hibbard immediately expands on his belief that Caravaggio is the most important "Italian painter of the entire seventeenth century."  Furthermore, his paintings "speak to us more personally and more poignantly than any others of the time."  Caravaggio is an artist whose life was far different from all other contemporary artists of

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    It does not seem to be true that Caravaggio, as stated by Giovanni Bellori, “advanced the art of painting”. At first, based off of Caravaggio’s primary contribution to art, tenebrism, one may conclude that he was an innovative painter of his time. This happens to be very similar to the views of Bellori, who argues that Caravaggio was innovative in that he introduced realism and abandoned the conventions of preceding painters. In this case it seems that Caravaggio’s “Boy with a Basket of Fruit” would

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    Though most works of art have some underlying, deeper meaning attached to them, the first impression of their significance comes through the initial visual interpretation. When a work of art is viewed the visual details are the first to be noticed. For example, size, medium, color, line, balance, contrast and overall composition are generally the primary elements seen. Before an artwork can be further examined for greater significance the formal elements must be taken into consideration. The purpose

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