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The 217 Artworks of Caravaggio Michelangelo Merisi

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - NarcissusNarcissusCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Narcissus is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio, painted circa 1597–1599. It is housed in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Rome. This is one of only two known Caravaggios on a theme from Classical mythology, although this reflects the accidents of survival rather than the his...

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica (Rome, Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The MusiciansThe MusiciansCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Trained in Lombardy, Caravaggio moved in 1592 or 1593 to Rome, where he initially made his reputation with a number of realistic paintings of half-length figures. This picture dates from about 1595 and was painted for his first great patron, Cardinal Francesco del Monte. Although it was described by...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (United States)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Salome with the Head of St. John the BaptistSalome with the Head of St. John the BaptistCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (London), c. 1607/1610, is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio (1571–1610) in the National Gallery, London. The painting was discovered in a private collection in 1959. The early Caravaggio biographer Giovanni Bellori, writing in 1672, mentions a Salo...

National Gallery (London, United Kingdom)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Ecce HomoEcce HomoCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

According to Giambatista Cardi, nephew of the Florentine artist Cigoli, Cardinal Massimo Massimi commissioned paintings on the theme of Ecce Homo from three artists, Cigoli, Caravaggio, and Domenico Passignano, without informing the artists of the multiple commissions. Cardi claimed the cardinal lik...

Palazzo Rosse (Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Basket of FruitBasket of FruitCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)
46 x 64 cm, (1596)

Basket of Fruit (c.1599) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), which hangs in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Ambrosian Library), Milan. It shows a wicker basket perched on the edge of a ledge. The basket contains a selection of summer fruit: ... a goo...

Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milan, Italy)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Taking of ChristTaking of ChristCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

There are seven figures in the painting: from left to right they are St John, Jesus, Judas, two soldiers, a man (a self-portrait of Caravaggio), and another soldier. They are standing, and only the upper three-quarters of their bodies are depicted. The figures are arrayed before a very dark backgrou...

National Gallery of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland)
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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Calling of Saint MatthewThe Calling of Saint MatthewCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Calling of Saint Matthew is a masterpiece by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, depicting the moment at which Jesus Christ inspires Matthew to follow him. It was completed in 1599-1600 for the Contarelli Chapel in the church of the French congregation, San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome, where it re...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - St John The BaptistSt John The BaptistCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

A number of paintings have been attributed from time to time to the Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), but are no longer generally accepted as genuine. Immensely popular in his own lifetime, he fell into neglect almost immediately upon his death, with the result that now, ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Raising Of LazarusThe Raising Of LazarusCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Raising of Lazarus, c. 1609, in the Museo Regionale, Messina, is a painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio (1571-1610). In August 1608 Caravaggio fled from Malta, where he had been imprisoned for an unknown crime, and took refuge in Sicily with his friend, the artist Mario Minniti. Through Min...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Saint Jerome WritingSaint Jerome WritingCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Saint Jerome Writing is a painting by the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio in 1607 or 1608, housed in the Oratory of St John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta. It can be compared with Caravaggio's earlier version of the same subject in the Borghese Gallery in Rome. The coat of arms in ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The CardsharpsThe CardsharpsCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Cardsharps (painted around 1594) is a painting by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The painting shows an expensively-dressed but unworldly boy playing cards with another boy. The second boy, a cardsharp, has extra cards tucked in his belt behind his back, out of sigh...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Boy With A Basket Of FruitBoy With A Basket Of FruitCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Boy With A Basket Of Fruit (c.1593) is currently in the Galleria Borghese, Rome. At one level the painting is a genre piece designed to demonstrate the artist's ability to depict everything from the skin of the boy to the skin of a peach, from the folds of the robe to the weave of the basket. Also n...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - MagdaleneMagdaleneCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Penitent Magdalene (also called Repentant Madalene) is a 16th century oil on canvas painting by Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio. The painting portrays a repentant Mary Magdalene, bowed over in penitent sorrow as she leaves behind her dissolute life, its trappings abandoned beside her. At the time...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Judith Beheading HolofernesJudith Beheading HolofernesCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The deutero-canonical Book of Judith tells how Judith saved her people by seducing and killing Holofernes, the Assyrian general. Judith gets Holofernes drunk, then seizes his sword and decapitates him. Caravaggio choose the moment of greatest dramatic impact, the moment of the decapitation itself. T...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Martyrdom of Saint MatthewMartyrdom of Saint MatthewCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Caravaggio completed both Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and The Calling of Saint Matthew, his first two publicly commissioned works, for the Contarelli Chapel in Rome in 1600. This painting marks the exact time when the orthodox Mannerism gave way to Baroque emotionality, and immediately catapulted Car...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - The Seven Acts Of MercyThe Seven Acts Of MercyCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

The Seven Acts Of Mercy (Italian: Sette opere di Misericordiais), also known as The Seven Acts of Mercy, is an oil painting by Italian painter Caravaggio, circa 1607. It is housed in the church of Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. Originally it was meant to be seven separate panels around the ...

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) - Jupiter, Neptune And PlutoJupiter, Neptune And PlutoCaravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto (c. 1597) is a painting by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. It is located in the casino of the Villa Ludovisi, Rome. It is unusually painted in oils on plaster. Oil painting is normally on canvas or, less frequently, on wood. According to an early ...