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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

 (1573 - 1610)
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was active/lived in Italy.  Michelangelo da Caravaggio is known for painting.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born on September 28, 1573 in the town of Caravaggio, near Milan.  He was trained in a Lombard tradition long grown stale. On the death of his father, a steward and perhaps architect for a local nobleman, he was apprenticed for a period of four years to Simone Paterzano, a mediocre Milanese painter who had studied with Titian. He left Milan for Rome around 1592.

In the 1590s, when Caravaggio first settled in Rome, art had descended into glassy, learned vacuity.  Painters were still traumatized by the memory of Michelangelo, a figure of such bulk that there seemed no way past him.  As a young artist in Rome, Caravaggio was too poor to hire a model, but wore expensive  ...  Displaying 750 of 2935 characters.

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About  Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Born:  1573 - Caravaggio, near Milan, Italy
Died:   1610 - Porto Ercole, Italy
Known for:  painting