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Close up of paint brushes CARAVAGGIO: The Outlaw Painter is a Course

CARAVAGGIO: The Outlaw Painter

Ended Oct 22, 2020

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Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio after his birthplace, was one of the most important artists in history. He led a revolution in painting that would influence artists all over Europe from the Netherlands to Spain. His dark manner paintings, known as “Tenebrism”, produced sharply spotlighted figures against deep, dark backgrounds. He became enormously successful, but he was also remarkably ill behaved. He was listed in police records 14 times in a six-year period and was forced to flee Rome due to a murder charge. He went to Naples, to Malta, to Sicily, back to Naples, and then at the very moment his benefactors worked a pardon for him, he died mysteriously at age 38.


Date & Time:

October 22, 2020
Thursday, 2:00PM-3:15PM


Sean Crum


Online, a WebEx link will be provided before the start of class.

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