Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 – 18 July 1610)

Caravaggio, The Taking of Christ 1602.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter and the founder 
of realism in painting. His work was not understood by his contemporaries 
and attracted attacks from the clergy.
He is also known for having killed a man whose family was close to the 
Pope in a duel and served time in prison. He spent the rest of his life in 

Caravaggio, Saint Jerome in His Study 1605-1606.

Caravaggio, Martha and Mary Magdalene 1598.

Caravaggio, The Seven Works of Mercy 1606-1607.

Caravaggio, Madonna di Loreto 1603-1605.

Caravaggio, Narcissuss c. 1600.

Caravaggio, Crucifixion of St. Peter 1600.

Caravaggio, Saint Jerome Writing 1607-1608.

Caravaggio, The Sacrifice of Isaac c. 1605.

Caravaggio, The Crowning with Thorns 1602-1604.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria c. 1598.

Caravaggio, Saint John the Baptist in 
the Wilderness 1605-1606.

Caravaggio, Saint Francis in Meditation 1606.

Caravaggio, Portrait of Alof de Wignacourt c. 1608.

Caravaggio, The Inspiration of Saint 
Matthew c. 1602.

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