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.
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.
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), Caravaggio
lionofchaeronea: The Annunciation, Caravaggio, ca. 1608-10
nikolaeftimov-blog: Caravaggio, The Inspiration of Saint Matthew (detail), 1602. Current location: Contarelli Chapel, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome
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
Supper At Emmaus Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Oh shut up. You'll take Caravaggio and you'll like it....
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. 17th.century. Valentin de Boulogne. French 1591-1632. oil/canvas. part of the exhibition Beyond Caravaggio at the MET. http://hadrian6.tumblr.com
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 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
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...
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 […]
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
"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."
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.
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. […]