Caravaggio

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Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da . 1571--1610, Italian painter, noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and for his dramatic use of chiaroscuro.
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NEW YORK: More than 400 years after his death, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is more popular than ever.
Curiously, despite all the intensive research and the scrupulous scholarship, Michelangelo Merisi remains an elusive, enigmatic figure.
By all accounts Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was a mercurial, violent man who possessed all the odious attributes of an uncouth adolescent.
Image: Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610), The Supper at Emmaus, 1601.
Born Michelangelo Merisi, Caravaggio was later renamed after his hometown in northern Italy, a practice not unusual in his day.
490BC: The Persians were defeated by the Greeks at the Battle of Marathon; 1573: Birth of Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio; 1685: Judge Jeffreys was appointed Lord Chancellor of England; 1745: God Save the King, the national anthem, was sung for the first time at the Drury Lane Theatre, London; 1865: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson admitted to the register as the first qualified woman physician and surgeon in Britain; 1895: Death of French chemist Louis Pasteur; 1923: The Radio Times was first published; 1939: German forces reached Warsaw.