Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) was an Italian painter. He created during the Baroque period in Italy.
Paintings: "Martyrdom of Saint Matthew", "Calling of Saint Matthew", "Judith Beheading Holofernes", "The Musicians", "Crucifixion of Saint Peter".
His naturalism and use of chiaroscuro (the use of strong contrasts between light and dark) made his paintings unique.
His Personal Life
He never married and he had no children. He never painted a female nude, but he painted many male ones. Historians believe he was gay.
He died from a fever (maybe) at the age of 38 in Tuscany. He was forgotten after his death and during the 20th century his art was rediscovered.
Caravaggio Photo Gallery
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