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Michelangelo Caravaggio Overview

born: 1571 A.C.
born in: Milan
died: 1610 A.C.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (29 September 1571 – 18 July 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta and Sicily between 1593 and 1610, considered the first great representative of the Baroque school of painting. Even in his own... [more]

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“Peter Robb – ‘M’ (Bloomsbury, 2000) Peter Robb dials M for maverick in his flawed but brilliant account of the life of Caravaggio “M? M was a painter. This is a book about him.” So begins Peter Robb’s epic biography of Caravaggio, the enigmatic giant of Italian baroque art, and as the rather self-conscious introduction suggests, it’s a book of its time: ‘M’ is soaked in the influence of the 1990s New Historicists, who regarded the lives of artists as unfinished jigsaw puzzles riddled with contentious spaces. Read more: http://wp.me/pyMUY-7w”
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