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Italian luxury brand Fendi fetes — and funds — a rare Caravaggio exhibition now at the Getty Center

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...

Photographer creates outstanding Renaissance inspired portraits with his daughter

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

Some Quotes From my Art History Professor:

3 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

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

Are We Supporting Awful People If We Watch Their Movies?

"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?"

See the Borghese Caravaggios in a museum with functional climate control

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 Borghese Gallery To Create Caravaggio Research Institute

"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 […]

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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...

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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.

A Stolen Caravaggio And A Sicilian Town That's 'Wall-To-Wall Gangsters'

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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 Return Of A Stolen Saint Brings Joy, And Highlights Italian Churches' Security Problems

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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?

Technology sheds new light on master of shade

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

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

loumargi: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 Milan – 1610...

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

loumargi: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 Milan – 1610 Porto Ercole) rest-on-the-flight

Caravaggio project aimed at spotting genuine masterpieces

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

An institute dedicated to the work of the Italian artist Caravaggio, aimed particularly at identifying his genuine paintings, is to open in Rome. The research and education centre -- an unlikely collaboration between the Borghese Gallery and fashion house Fendi -- follows a number of false claims of authenticity in recent years. Show More Summary

How Caravaggio's Life Of Crime Changed His Art

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Last week, Noah Charney wrote about how the great painter became a violent, impulsive train wreck. This week, he tells us how much worse Caravaggio got - for instance, he fled to Malta for sanctuary and the Knights welcomed him; the next year, they called him a "putrid and fetid member" of the order and […]

Caravaggio: Genius, Thug, Gangster, Nightmare Tenant

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Nightmare tenant? Oh, yes - he poked holes in the roof of his apartment and threw rotten vegetables at his landlady. That in addition to the murder, brawling, whoring and vandalism. In fact, writes Noah Charney, "we know far more about Caravaggio than most pre-modern artists because he was brought to trial so often."

learnarthistory: Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by...

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

learnarthistory: Still Life with Flowers and Fruit by Caravaggio (1601) #baroque #art https://t.co/Oetj7CFVWW http://ift.tt/2gXK3I2

Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio Bacchus by...

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Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio Bacchus by jpbrewer1963 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610)

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The Denial of Saint Peter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio...

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