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date: 13 April 2024

Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da 

The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

(bapt. Milan. 30 Sept. 1571; d Porto Ercole, 18 July 1610).The most powerful, original, and influential Italian painter of the 17th century. Although his career was brief (he was only 38 when he died) and his output was fairly small (there are about 70 surviving pictures by him), he had an immense impact on his contemporaries, creating a bold and naturalistic style that broke decisively with the prevailing vapid ... ...

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