Among the most famous artwork in Rome's Villa Borghese are Caravaggio paintings that span the career of this brilliant but volatile painter. And each one of them has fascinating art history behind it. Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio...Show More Summary
I’m traveling, back with a post tomorrow. In the meantime, check out this post from last December about whether the San Diego Museum of Art might have a Caravaggio.
"That finger of Jesus, pointing at Matthew. That’s me. I feel like him. Like Matthew." "It is the gesture of Matthew that strikes me: he holds on to his money as if to say, ‘No, not me! No, this money is mine.’ Here, this is me, a sinner on whom the Lord has turned his gaze. Show More Summary
ROME, Italy — Going to Rome means going to Caravaggio's St. Matthew cycle in the Contarelli Chapel of the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, near the Piazza Navona. And going to the St. Matthew cycle means being captivated by "The Martyrdom of St. Matthew" (1599–1600), one of the most enthralling works of Western art.
Haven't you always thought that the Mona Lisa was a little creepy, her hesitant grin a little too knowing? What about the grimacing cherubs that populate Dutch Golden Age portraiture? Or worse, Caravaggio's chiaroscuro nightmares? Tokyo–based...Show More Summary
James "Alex" Bond (left), Rene Du Terroil (rear), Judith Harris (center), and James Moore (right) by Laura Fandino, ARCA Intern In the second panel of ARCA’s 5th conference, presenters James Moore and James "Alex" Bond walked us hrough...Show More Summary
A time dominated by the likes of Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Botticelli, the Italian Renaissance was a stunning period for art. A new website from Oxford University Press’s Grove Art Online and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC gives an introduction to this world.
Without art world is white, Check out the amazing art pictures of this week……….. 1. Bruno Catalano | Travellers [592x581] 2. “Narcissus” – Amerighi da Caravaggio, 1599 [1488x1802] 3. David Hockney – A Bigger Splash (1967) [1536x1518] 4. John William Godward’s Athenais 1908, [1136x1933] [NSFW] 5. Show More Summary
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Photo by Flickr User Quick fix Four Van Goghs, one Caravaggio, and enormous Diego Rivera murals celebrating the industrial working class are amongst the estimated $2 billion in Detroit Institute of ArtShow More Summary
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For those who may not recognise it, this is Caravaggio’s St John the Baptist, which is currently on display in Siena Cathedral. The artist was apparently in the habit of treating his boy models in a way that would give … Continue reading ?
The Art of Dressing–With a palette of colors inspired by the ones used by renowned Italian painter Caravaggio, Z Zegna’s fall/winter 2013 collection offers a series of deconstructed silhouettes that at the same time keep unaltered their chic and sartorial appeal. Mixing the brand’s traditional elegance with innovative fabrics and multidimensional volumes, Paul Surridge’s fall [...]Show More Summary
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio.Via Wikipedia. Gospel JN 20:24-29Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,was not with them when Jesus came.So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”But Thomas said to...Show More Summary
There’s something not quite satisfying in Sean Thomas’s comment, in the … Read More
Take a look at the painting above. It is St John the Baptist, commonly acknowledged as a masterpiece by one of history’s greatest artists, Caravaggio. Painted in 1603, it usually hangs in the Pinacoteca Capitolina in Rome, but this summer it is on loan to Siena Cathedral: which is where I saw it, last week, [...]
Say the words “Roman art,” and your average listener will likely think of classical statues, ornate churches and the masterworks of Michelangelo, Caravaggio and their contemporaries. But to a select, but growing, few, that phrase summons...Show More Summary
This essay originally appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Rain Taxi. Elements were also used in my video essay "Profane Love: Derek Jarman & Caravaggio", which I began work on shortly after writing this piece. Derek Jarman and the Memory...Show More Summary
Alder! In the latest issue of New York, Adam Platt sized up the revamped menu at Montmarte. The critic gave two stars for the standouts at Gabriel Stulman and Tien Ho's Chelsea brasserie, like the fusion-y "pot-au-phô" with slices of "rosy pink sirloin" dispatched in a rich, deftly spiced oxtail broth, and an "elegant" kale tart. Show More Summary
The fame of Caravaggio paintings is particularly astonishing given the brevity of his life, a mere 38 years (1571-1610). Equally awe-inspiring are the accomplishments of this pioneer of Baroque paintings: Caravaggio revolutionized contemporary...Show More Summary
If you're like me, scoring a great program feels like discovering Picasso or Caravaggio for the first time — but finding gems requires installing a lot of really bad software. XDA makes the discovery process much easier by highlighting praiseworthy apps. Show More Summary