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Caravaggio Biography

Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio, was a prolific and important painter of the early Baroque period in Italy. During his lifetime he was equally well-known for his art, as he was notorious for his violent temper, which frequently landed him in trouble and forced him to travel (flee, to be specific) constantly. Few artists in history have exercised as extraordinary an influence as this tempestuous and short-lived painter. Caravaggio was instrumental in establishing the tenets of the Baroque movement, moving European art away from the idealized viewpoint of the Renaissance to a more quotidien aesthetic of beauty.

Caravaggio 61 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Caravaggio Bibliography

Michelangelo da Caravaggio. by S Vsevolzhskaya. Moscow. 1960. (in Russian)

Caravaggio. by R. Longhi. Dresden. 1968.

Painting of Western Europe. XVII century. by E. Rotenberg. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1989. (in Russian)

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999. (in Russian)

Caravaggio: Quadrifolio (Rizzoli Quadrifolio) by Stefano Zuffi, Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio. Rizzoli, 2001.

M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio by Peter Robb. Henry Holt & Company, Inc., 2000.

Caravaggio (Masters of Art) by Alfred Moir. Harry N Abrams, 1989.

Caravaggio: A Play in Two Acts by Michael Whitney Straight. Devon Press, 1979.

Caravaggio by Catherine Puglisi, Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio. Phaidon Press, 1998.

Caravaggio by John T. Spike, Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio, Michele K. Spike. Abbeville Press, 2001.

Caravaggio (Icon Editions) by Howard Hibbard. Westview Press, 1985.

Caravaggio: A Novel by Christopher Peachment. Thomas Dunne Books, 2003.

Caravaggio and His Two Cardinals by Creighton E. Gilbert, Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.