Caravaggio



Michelangelo Merisi da
[mahy-kuh l-an-juh-loh muh-ree-zee dah,, mik-uh l-;; Italian mee-kel-ahn-je-law me-ree-zee dah] /ˌmaɪ kəlˈæn dʒəˌloʊ məˈri zi dɑ,, ˌmɪk əl-;; Italian ˌmi kɛlˈɑn dʒɛ lɔ mɛˈri zi dɑ/ (Show IPA), c1565–1609? Italian painter.
Contemporary Examples

Adam Eaker is traveling Europe on the trail of Caravaggio and other great artists.
Liechtenstein: Tax Shelter, Art Haven Adam Eaker June 22, 2010

“Caravaggio did not die in Porto Ercole of an illness,” he says.
Vincenzo Pacelli Says Knights of Malta Murdered Artist Caravaggio Barbie Latza Nadeau April 7, 2012

More than any other painter, Caravaggio shows us what a beautiful thing such an undone self can be.
Caravaggio’s Grand Passions Adam Eaker June 10, 2010

I have been to diabolically crowded shows of art by van Gogh, Vermeer, and Caravaggio, at the Met and elsewhere.
Our ‘Crush’ on McQueen Blake Gopnik August 2, 2011

She was as majestic as the finest sculpture by Caravaggio or the most coveted portrait by Rodin.
Do Make Fun of Dan Brown Justin Green May 11, 2013

Historical Examples

This artist went early in life to Rome, where he acquired the style of Caravaggio (see 172).
A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools Various

And as for a second place in painting, who would care to be Caravaggio or Caracci?
The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray

Paroni pursued the manner of Caravaggio, but his career was short.
The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. IV (of 6) Luigi Antonio Lanzi

Titian is here the precursor of the Naturalisti—of Caravaggio and his school.
The Later works of Titian Claude Phillips

There are reported utterances of Caravaggio which correspond almost word for word with those of Courbet.
The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4) Richard Muther

noun
Michelangelo Merisi da (mikeˈlandʒelo meˈriːzi da). 1571–1610, Italian painter, noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and for his dramatic use of chiaroscuro.

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