(born Michelangelo Merisi) 1573-1610; It. painter.
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Caravaggio Sentence Examples
Giovanni, dating from 1576, is famous for its rich inlaid marbles, its Brussels tapestries, its roof painted by Matteo Preti (1661-1699), the picture by Michael Angelo da Caravaggio of the beheading of John the Baptist, numerous memorials of the knights and other relics.
Dating from the 14th century, and restored by Fonsega in the 17th, it is a building of extraordinary richness of decoration, with paintings and sculpture by Guido Reni, Lanfranco, Caravaggio, D'Arpino, Solimene, Luca Giordano and notably a " Descent from the Cross " by Ribera, conconsidered the finest work of this master.
They seem closer to Poussin, Caravaggio and the Italian baroque than any Dutch artist.
In fact you could even say Caravaggio occupies an altogether higher realm of complexity.
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