Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Dylan Comstock

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio bio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born in Caravaggio Italy on September 29, 1557.

He then moved to Milan it was a wealthy city full of artist. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio stayed in Milan until 1592 when he moved to Rome. He did realistic pantings of people and crime.

The Fortune Teller

The Fortune Teller

1594-95, oil on canvas



In this panting if you look closely you can see that the women is taking the ring off the mans finger when she is stroking his hand. The painting is interesting to me because not a lot of artist back then would paint crime and especially because the crime is being cometed by a women. If you want to see this piece today you would have to travel to Rome Italy and go to the Pinacoteca Capitolina. And this painting also shows the Baroque style of painting witch he credited as creating.

Doubting Thomas

Oil on canvas 1610 and if you wanted to see this painting you would go to the Galleria degli uffzi this painting is about saint thomas not beleving christ was dead. it shows him putting his finger in the wound because he would not believe it unless he saw it. it shows skepticism because Thomas is not believing that Jesus was dead.


Education

At 13 years old Caravaggio lived with well known painter, Simone Peterzano as an apprentice. There he studied how to make paint pigments and prepared glue for fresco panters. After that rerecords are scarce and not much is know about him till he reaches rome.


Life of Caravaggio

Patrons

Franscesco del monte was a patron who gave him money and a room at his house to paint scenes in a chapel in rome. he was 24 years old when he finished the 3 large paintings which established him as renowned painter.


Life of the destructive painter

Offenses


  • he threw rocks at a roman soldier
  • throws food at waiters
  • murdered a man
  • argues over tenis scores

Citation



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