Baroque and Rococo

 

Baroque and Rococo Art Map


 



Caravaggio

 


 
 
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
 

(b Milan or Caravaggio, autumn 1571; d Porto Ercole, 18 July 1610).

Italian painter. After an early career as a painter of portraits, still-life and genre scenes he became the most persuasive religious painter of his time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the apostles and martyrs, flattered the aspirations of the Counter-Reformation Church, while his vivid chiaroscuro enhanced both three-dimensionality and drama, as well as evoking the mystery of the faith. He followed a militantly realist agenda, rejecting both Mannerism and the classicizing naturalism of his main rival, Annibale Carracci. In the first 30 years of the 17th century his naturalistic ambitions and revolutionary artistic procedures attracted a large following from all over Europe.




 


Sick Bacchus

c. 1593
Oil on canvas, 67 x 53 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome



 

 


Boy Bitten by a Lizard

c. 1594
Oil on canvas, 66 x 49,5 cm
National Gallery, London



 

Still-Life with Flowers and Fruit
1590s
Oil on canvas, 105 x 184 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome



 

Boy Peeling a Fruit

c. 1593
Oil on canvas, 75,5 x 64,4 cm
Longhi Collection, Rome



 

Boy with a Basket of Fruit

c. 1593
Oil on canvas, 70 x 67 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome



 

St. Francis in Ecstasy

c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 92,5 x 128,4 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut



 

St. Francis in Ecstasy
(detail)
c. 1595
Oil on canvas
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut



 

The Musicians

1595-96
Oil on canvas, 92 x 118,5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



 

The Fortune Teller

c. 1596
Oil on canvas, 115 x 150 cm
Musei Capitolini, Rome
 

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