The 1609 painting Nativity with St Francis and St Lawrence was stolen from a Palermo church in 1969, and since then many mafia informants have told authorities tales about it ranging "from the unlikely to the absurd." But now someone has offered an account of the work's fate that may be credible.
lavendersauce: baroque-art-appreciation: Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy via Caravaggio Size: 129.5x93.9 cm Medium: oil, canvas Lent is coming up. Thinking about massively reducing my sugar intake.
coriesu: Adoration of the shepherds Caravaggio—1609
Jacqueline Kent Cooke, daughter of former Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, is following in her mother’s footsteps by making headlines for all of the wrong reasons. At an Upper East Side restaurant, Caravaggio, Cooke grew impatient...Show More Summary
The Getty Museum has an extraordinary loan of three Caravaggio paintings from the Villa Borghese in Italy. Curator Davide Gasparotto guides us through one canvas, explaining how to see the master behind the masterpiece.
The Conversion of Saint Paul Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio What? You thought you were going to get away without suffering another Caravaggio? O ye of little faith....
St Lucy is a Saint of the 3rd century, a virgin martyr who was venerated from the moment of her death and whose feast is celebrated on December 13th in both East and West. An account of her life can be found here.As with all worthy images...Show More Summary
Italian luxury brand Fendi held a private cocktail party and candle-light dinner at the Getty Center on Sunday to celebrate the museum’s new exhibition of three Caravaggio paintings, on display together in the United States for the first time. The three pieces “Boy With a Basket of Fruit,” “Saint...
It’s not rare that photographers get inspired by other types of art. Melbourne-based photographer Bill Gekas draws inspiration from the old master painters like Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Vermeer and Velazquez. And while he masterfully recreates the light, atmosphere and tones of the classical paintings – he adds some family fun to it. Show More Summary
gallusrostromegalus: “Caravaggio was the BEST renaissance painter, because he knew his shit. Literally. Look at this painting, he’s painted shit on everything, even Saint Peter!” “For those of you fortunate enough to Not grow up catholic,...Show More Summary
"Either everything’s dirty or everything’s clean. Caravaggio was a murderer but his paintings are sublime. David Bowie slept with underage girls. Ezra Pound and TS Eliot were both antisemites. Does admiring their poems make us condoners of hate-speech? Or do we cut this Gordian knot and view the work in isolation?"
Giving them a break from the stifling heat, pain-lifting humidity and stench of humanity, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles announced that they will be putting on a rare exhibition of three of the Borghese Gallery’s masterpieces by Michelangelo Merisi, the artist principally known as Caravaggio. The three pieces chosen for this rare […]
"Rome's Galleria Borghese is launching a three-year partnership with the Italian luxury goods brand Fendi to create an international study centre dedicated to Caravaggio. The museum inside a 17th-century villa is one of 20 leading Italian institutions, including the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence and Museo di Capodimonte in Naples, that gained financial independence from […]
Incredulity Of Saint Thomas Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio There are some interesting theological things going on in this painting that I do not quite grasp.......
Bacchus (c. 1595) is a painting by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610). It is held in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610.
"Meet Charley Hill, the legendary bloodhound who has retrieved stolen masterpieces the world over. Most notably, Edvard Munch's The Scream, taken from the National Gallery of Norway in 1994 and rescued by Charley from the basement of a summer house in Oslo Fjord.... Here, Charley takes us on the trail of his latest lead."
The country has more than 60,000 churches, and they contain "a treasure trove that includes masterpieces by Titian, Michelangelo and Caravaggio as well as statues and precious artifacts like chalices, candelabra and countless illuminated manuscripts." Thieves know it, but the faithful, and tourists, want Italian churches to stay open to the public. Now what?
He is known as the master of shade, and now 21st Century technology is shedding new light on the creative process behind Caravaggio's groundbreaking painting. "Inside Caravaggio", an exhibition that opened Friday at Milan's Palazzo Reale,...Show More Summary