Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Italian, 1571-1610
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Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Exhibitions
2016
Caravaggio and the Painters of the North,
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Beyond Caravaggio,
The National Gallery, London

Baroque painter Caravaggio (born Michelangelo Merisi in the town of Caravaggio, just ouside Milan) is best known for his bold, realistic style and the dramatic expression of his striking compositions—from the severed heads of Goliath and snaked-hair Medusa to sensual bacchanal youths to overflowing bowls of glistening …

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