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Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610). Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, the Italian painter Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists before him. They had idealized the human and religious experience. Caravaggio’s paintings combine realistic observations of humans with a dramatic use of lighting.  He had a formative influence on the Baroque painting. He was born Michelangelo Merisi on Sept. 28, 1573, in Caravaggio, Italy. As an adult, he would become known by the name of his birthplace. Orphaned at age 11, he was apprenticed to the painter Simone Peterzano of Milan for four...