An Old Master & Brawler: Caravaggio’s 400-Year-Old Mystery

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, known to history simply as Caravaggio, was one of the artists whose revolutionary paintings did much to usher in the Baroque movement in the early 17th century. He was a man given to excesses, who could as often be found working obsessively on a masterpiece as engaging in drunken brawls in Rome’s taverns. He kept company with both wealthy noblemen and low rogues. His paintings generally feature dramatic, intense chiaroscuro lighting, psychological realism &...

An Old Master & Brawler: Caravaggio’s 400-Year-Old Mystery

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