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Italian painter

Born 1571 - Died 1610

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The Supper at Emmaus

Oil on canvas

Private collection, ,

Credit: Visipix: 500,000+ hi-res image

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Judith Beheading Holofernes

circa 1598

Oil on canvas

145 x 195 cms | 57 x 76 3/4 ins

Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Roma, Italy

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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The Calling of St. Matthew

1599-1600

Oil on canvas

323 x 343 cms | 127 x 135 ins

Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome, Italy

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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The Cardsharps

circa 1596

Oil on canvas

90 x 112 cms | 35 1/4 x 44 ins

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, United States

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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The Fortune Teller

1596-1597

Oil on canvas

99 x 131 cms | 38 3/4 x 51 1/2 ins

Musee du Louvre, Paris, France

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

1601-1602

Oil on canvas

107 x 146 cms | 42 x 57 1/4 ins

Sanssouci, P, Germany

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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The Sacrifice of Isaac

1601-1602

Oil on canvas

104 x 135 cms | 40 3/4 x 53 ins

The Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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St. Jerome

circa 1606

Oil on canvas

112 x 157 cms | 44 x 61 3/4 ins

Galleria Borghese, Rome, Italy

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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Rest on Flight to Egypt

1596-1597

Oil on canvas

133.5 x 166.5 cms | 52 1/2 x 65 1/2 ins

Galleria Doria-Pamphili, Roma, Italy

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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Lute Player

circa 1596

Oil on canvas

94 x 119 cms | 37 x 46 3/4 ins

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

Credit: Web Gallery of Art

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CARAVAGGIO, MICHELANGELO AMERIGHI (or MERIGI) DA (1569-1609), Italian painter, was born in the village of Caravaggio, in Lombardy, from which he received his name. He was originally a mason's laborer, but his powerful genius directed him to painting, at which he worked with immitigable energy and amazing force. He despised every sort of idealism whether noble or emasculate, became the head of the Naturalisti (unmodified imitators of ordinary nature) in painting, and adopted a style of potent contrasts of light and shadow, laid on with a sort of fury, indicative of that fierce temper which led the artist to commit a homicide in a gambling quarrel at Rome. To avoid the consequences of his crime he fled to Naples and to Malta, where he was imprisoned for another attempt to avenge a quarrel. Escaping to Sicily, he was attacked by a party sent in pursuit of him, and severely wounded. Being pardoned, he set out for Rome; but having been arrested by mistake before his arrival, and afterwards released, and left to shift for himself in excessive heat and suffering from wounds and hardships he died of fever on the beach at Pontercole in 1609. His best pictures are the Entombment of Christ, now in the Vatican; St Sebastian, in the Roman Capitol; a magnificent wholelength portrait of a grand-master of the Knights of Malta, Alof de Vignacourt, and his page, in the Louvre; and the Borghese Supper at Emmaus.

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.