Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio - biography

Who is Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio?

Born in 1571-09-29 Milan - died in 1610-07-18 Grosseto

Italian painter. His works are located in the cities of Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily. He was a reformer of painting style between 16th and 17th century. He did not idealize the human body like most Renaissance artists did. In general chiaroscuro was used in his works. Characteristic for his works is a combination of physicality and psychological content. He is considered as the first great Baroque artist.

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