Friday, June 19, 2009

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610)

Dear friends,
These images come from the Catamite Gay Asian Collections which as we all know is no longer available.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (29 September 1571–18 July 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. He was the first great representative of the Baroque school of painting, noted for his intensely emotional canvases and dramatic use of lighting.[1] He is widely considered one of the greatest painters in European history.

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Left to right: 'Amor Victorious', 'St. John the Baptist I', 'The Death of the Virgin'.

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Left to right: 'St. John the Baptist c. 1604', 'St. John the Baptist c. 1610', 'St. John the Baptist'.

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Left to right: 'Bacchus c. 1596', 'Cupid chastized', 'Narcissus'.

imagebam.comimagebam.comimagebam.comLeft to right: 'La Valeta, St John cathedral, Malta', 'The Supper at Emmaus c. 1601' , 'The Martyrdom of St. Matthew'.

You can read more about Caravaggio at these selected pages: Caravaggio - The Complete Works, The Artchive or wikipedia. For pictures you can as always rely on google images

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