Michelangelo Biography

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque painting.

Caravaggio trained as a painter in Milan under Simone Peterzano who had himself trained under Titian. In his twenties Caravaggio moved to Rome where there was a demand for paintings to fill the many huge new churches and palazzos being built at the time. It was also a period when the Church was searching for a stylistic alternative to Mannerism in religious art that was tasked to counter the threat of Protestantism. Caravaggio's innovation was a radical naturalism that combined close physical observation with a dramatic, even theatrical, use of chiaroscuro which came to be known as tenebrism.

He burst upon the Rome art scene in 1600 with the success of his first public commissions, the Martyrdom of Saint Matthew and Calling of Saint Matthew. Thereafter he never lacked commissions or patrons, yet he handled his success poorly. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Michelangelo
Full Name:
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Nationality:
Italy
Profession:
Artist, Painter, Visual Artist
Ethnicity:
Italian people
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
September 29, 1571
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Date of Death:
July 18, 1610
Age at Death:
38
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