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PostSubject: Paintings from Santa Maria del Popolo   Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:39 pm

Crucifixion of Saint Peter


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PostSubject: Biography of Caravaggio   Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:52 pm

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.

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 years. At some time between 1588 and 1592, Caravaggio went to Rome and worked as an assistant to painters of lesser skill. About 1595 he began to sell his paintings through a dealer. The dealer brought Caravaggio to the attention of Cardinal Francesco del Monte.

Through the cardinal, Caravaggio was commissioned, at age 24, to paint for the church of San Luigi dei Francesi. In its Contarelli Chapel Caravaggio's realistic naturalism first fully appeared in three scenes he created of the life of St. Matthew. The works caused public outcry, however, because of their realistic and dramatic nature.

Despite violent criticism, his reputation increased and Caravaggio began to be envied. He had many encounters with the law during his stay in Rome. He was imprisoned for several assaults and for killing an opponent after a disputed score in a game of court tennis. Caravaggio fled the city and kept moving between hiding places. He reached Naples, probably early in 1607, and painted there for a time, awaiting a pardon by the pope. Here there was a in his painting style. The dark and urgent nature of his paintings at this time must have reflected Caravaggio's desperate state of mind.

Early in 1608 Caravaggio went to Malta and was received as a celebrated artist. Fearful of pursuit, he continued to flee for two more years, but his paintings of this time were among the greatest of his career. After receiving a pardon from the pope, he was wrongfully arrested and imprisoned for two days. A boat that was to take him to Rome left without him, taking his belongings. Misfortune, exhaustion, and illness overtook him as he helplessly watched the boat depart. He collapsed on the beach and died a few days later on July 18, 1610.
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PostSubject: Re: Paintings from Santa Maria del Popolo   Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:58 pm

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas (1601-02)
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PostSubject: Re: Paintings from Santa Maria del Popolo   Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:16 pm

The first version of St. Matthew and the Angel.



This painting was commissioned in 1602 for the Contarelli Chapel in the San Luigi dei Francesi Church in Rome but rejected for possessing “neither the decorum nor the appearance of a saint.” It later ended up in Berlin’s Kaiser Friedrich Museum. It was destroyed in the bombing of 1945 and is now known only in black and white photographs.



The second version, which was already OK (even if the first one was much better)




In 2006 Fabio D'Aroma, an Italian artist recreated, by measuring the tonalities in the black and white photograph and exhaustively studying Caravaggio’s palette, the first version as a tribute to Caravaggio's great influence.

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