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Caravaggio's Boyfriend Has Been Identified, It Seems

Well, "boyfriend" may not exactly be the right word, as Jacob Mikanowski explains. But the evidence (a census and some 368-year-old gossip) indicates that young Francesco Buoneri lived and studied with Caravaggio for years, and his face appears in quite a few of the painter's works.

Required Reading

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, Trump as a Mr. Men comic, Timbuktu's manuscripts, Caravaggio's male muse, unbuilt LA, a poem by Jane Hirshfield, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.

New York Collective Paints Over Baroque Paintings with Art School Scrawlings

The Bruce High Quality Foundation's latest exhibition transposes the activity of an art school/studio onto the paintings of Caravaggio, Rubens, and Poussin.

blackpaint20: Detail The Seven Works of Mercy (1609),...

4 weeks agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

blackpaint20: Detail The Seven Works of Mercy (1609), Caravaggio

nikolaeftimov-blog: Caravaggio, The Inspiration of Saint...

last monthArts / Art History : Old Paint

nikolaeftimov-blog: Caravaggio, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew (detail), 1602. Current location:  Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome

New art exhibitions in Europe, USA and Australia, starting Jan 2017

I only get to enjoy one overseas excursion a year, so I am paying very close attention to Christopher Allen’s Caravaggio and beyond: exhibitions in US, Europe, Australia. Allen wrote that this has been an eventful year for Caravaggio...Show More Summary

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Supper At Emmaus Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Oh shut up. You'll take Caravaggio and you'll like it....

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Boy Bitten by a Lizard Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio There are two versions of this painting; one in the Fondazione Roberto Longhi in Florence, and the one above in the National Gallery in London. They are almost identical, but....

hadrian6: Martyrdom of Saints Processus and Martinian....

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

hadrian6: Martyrdom of Saints Processus and Martinian. 17th.century. Valentin de Boulogne. French 1591-1632. oil/canvas. part of the exhibition Beyond Caravaggio at the MET.   http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

The Suggestive Compositions of a Mediocre Caravaggisti

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum's Valentin de Boulogne show clarifies why this French follower of Caravaggio remains lesser-known, despite the leering details in many of his paintings. The post The Suggestive Compositions of a Mediocre Caravaggisti appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The origin of still life in Italy explored in new exhibition at the Galleria Borghese

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Galleria Borghese in Rome presents "The Origin of Still Life in Italy. Caravaggio and the Master of Hartford, an exhibition aimed at enhancing the museum's artistic heritage. The origins of Italian still life in the context of Rome...Show More Summary

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Narcissus Caravaggio Here is an example of the shortcomings of reproductions vs. the real thing. The colors of the various photos of this piece (which I think is incredible) vary wildly. The original is in the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte...

Robert Rauschenberg: Art that contains multitudes and overcomes gridlock

  Though London is in pre-Christmas gridlock, making it difficult to go anywhere that can’t be reached on foot, there are some important shows to be seen, including the remarkable Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery (until 15 January if you can get through the traffic to Trafalgar Square). Though it has only a handful […]

The Life Emphatic with Valentin de Boulogne

3 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

While the name “Caravaggio” inevitably rides along in the title of the show, it is there to assert that we are moving “beyond.” The post The Life Emphatic with Valentin de Boulogne appeared first on Hyperallergic.

v-ersacrum: Caravaggio, The Lute-Player (details), 1595-1596

3 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

v-ersacrum: Caravaggio, The Lute-Player (details), 1595-1596

The Dominican Priest Who Busted Thieves Holding A Caravaggio For Ransom

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"After weeks went by and no money changed hands, [Father] Zerafa got a parcel in the post containing a slice of the Caravaggio canvas. They intended to slice off strips until they were paid or the painting was destroyed."

That Alleged Caravaggio They Found In An Attic Is Totally Not Genuine - But It Should Be In A Museum Nevertheless

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Same for that notorious fake Vermeer that fooled Hermann Goering, argues Noah Charney, who wrote the book on art forgery. He lays out his case against the painting found under a roof in Toulouse, then lays out a case for it - as art, if not as real Caravaggio.

The High-Tech Workshop That’s Produced Exact Replicas Of Caravaggio Paintings And Tutankhamun’s Tomb

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Factum Arte won fame for installing a faithful copy of Veronese’s The Wedding at Cana where Napoleon had ripped the original from the wall. Its full-size copy of the teenage pharaoh’s burial chamber has been installed at Luxor so that tourists can spend time in it without their breath and body moisture damaging the original. […]

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