Sunday, December 31, 2006

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (September 28, 1573 – July 18, 1610), named after his hometown Caravaggio near Milan, was an Italian Baroque painter, whose large religious works portrayed saints and other biblical figures as ordinary people. Though his paintings were controversial in the church, the weathly people purchased them for their drama, their spectacular technical accomplishment, their startling originality, and even their brazen homoeroticism.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Caravaggio-1597_bacchus.jpg

Caravaggio-1596_the_ecstacy_of_saint_francis.jpg

Caravaggio-1596_rest_on_the_flight_to_egypt.jpg

Caravaggio-1596_penitent_mary_magdalene.jpg

Caravaggio-1596_boy_bitten_by_a_lizard.jpg

Caravaggio-1595_the_musicians.jpg

Caravaggio-1595_the_lute_player.jpg

Caravaggio-1594_the_fortune_teller.jpg

Caravaggio-1593_the_little_bacchus.jpg

Caravaggio-1593_boy_with_a_basket_of_fruit.jpg