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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.
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(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.
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(ˌkær əˈvɑ dʒoʊ, ˌkɑr ə-)

Michelangelo Merisi da, c1565–1609?, Italian painter.
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Noun1.Caravaggio - Italian painter noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and his novel use of light (1573-1610)Caravaggio - Italian painter noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and his novel use of light (1573-1610)
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2) and Matthias Stom--travelled to Rome to study and were heavily influenced by the work they found there of the recently deceased Caravaggio, and on their return home they brought Caravaggism with them.
Fried's follow-up, After Caravaggio, is a natural sequel, as he adapts his critical apparatus to the Caravaggist movement (primarily in Rome), taking advantage of the awareness of Caravaggism brought about by exhibitions (and, of course, the catalogs produced for them).
Caravaggio: Reflections and Refractions emphasizes Caravaggism within a global visual arts discourse by asserting the importance of connoisseurship and the curatorial dynamics of the modern museum.
Like the Baroque-era works of Tournier (and Caravaggio himself), the narrative Caravaggism of The Virgin Blue transcends the temporal limitations of individual historic scenes and--perhaps even more importantly--lends iconographic complexity and power to the novel's challenges to gender- and class-based hierarchies, both past and present.
Eventually, he developed an admirably personal, more lyrical version of Caravaggism, producing, especially during the late Teens and Twenties of the 1600s, pictures memorable for their light-filled, refined realism, their geometric compositions, and their delicacy of touch.