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Caravaggio was born in Milan in 1571

29 September, 2016

Judith Beheading Holofernes 1598–1599. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome.

Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 –  18 July ? 1610) is one of the most famous and admired artists that highly influence the Baroque school with his unique technique, which combined a thorough observation with a dramatic use of lighting.

He inspired a whole generation of artists that were called Caravaggisti. Even famous while he lived, Caravaggio was forgotten after his death, until the 20th century.

Check out here the exhibition that LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum) dedicated to Caravaggio and his legacy: Bodies and Shadows.

Most recently, Caravaggio and the painters of the North was held in Madrid and The National Gallery is preparing a major exhibition to be open next October.

 

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