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 (kăr′ə-vä′jō, kä′rä-väd′jō), Michelangelo Merisi da 1573-1610.
Italian painter of the baroque whose influential works, such as Deposition of Christ (1604), are marked by intense realism and revolutionary use of light.


(Italian karaˈvaddʒo)
(Biography) 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.


(ˌkær əˈvɑ dʒoʊ, ˌkɑr ə-)

Michelangelo Merisi da, c1565–1609?, Italian painter.
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Duke Filippo being dead, the Milanese enlisted Francesco Sforza against the Venetians, and he, having overcome the enemy at Caravaggio,[*] allied himself with them to crush the Milanese, his masters.
Caravaggio had further affinities with the late-Renaissance princes of the Church, 'for sins make all equal whom they find together', as George Herbert wrote in his Priest to the Temple.
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The dance is full of this sort of joyous naturalism, but, as in a painting by the Italian Caravaggio, such relaxed, vibrant, and balanced form is the result of lots of sweat and extraordinary skill.
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The Genius of Rome, 1592-1623,"(1) a survey of the formative years of Italian Baroque painting, is a thoughtful examination of the innovations and influence of the period's most powerful painters--Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Annibale Carracci, and Peter Paul Rubens.
The combination of camera movement, appropriate musical background, and clear narration takes the viewer into seventeenth-century Rome to examine works by Bernini, Caravaggio, Rubens, Titian, Veronese, and others.
The proposed sale includes the Invernizzi gorgonzola, crescenza and mozzarella businesses and a manufacturing facility in Caravaggio, Italy.
Painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was a brilliant artist whose violent impulses left him a fugitive and whose flaunting of artistic conventions made him a controversial figure in the art world of the late Italian Renaissance.
By all accounts Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a mercurial, violent man who possessed all the odious attributes of an uncouth adolescent.
Caravaggio fled south to Malta and to Sicily where he received important new art commissions.