Portrait of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Giclée Fine Art Prints 1 of 4

1571-1610

Italian Baroque Painter

With his innovative style, Caravaggio (1571-1610) had a defining influence on the most prominent European artists of the 17th century and on the overall development of painting.

After training in Milan, he went to Rome at about the age of twenty. Then lacking in means, he led a carefree life and painted for a living, soon attracting the attention of several prelates. In 1598 he received a substantial commission, to paint the Contarelli Chapel in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi. Caravaggio re-created three episodes from the Life of St Matthew, whose dramatic and gritty realism gave each scene new emotional power. The artist thus demonstrates the power of his genius and sharply confronts the mannerisms of the age.

After 1600, he produced only works with religious subjects. His style is monumental, characterized by vivid contrasts between light and shadow (Assumption of the Virgin). The models of his Madonnas and saints are those who usually keep him company in the cafés and pubs or he meets in the streets, the slums whose daily life he shares. He leads a scandalous life and often clashes with the justice authorities. In 1606 he was accused of murder and fled to Naples, Malta, then to Sicily. His painting becomes more austere and restrained - a sign of resignation; the subjects are more serene, radiating serenity (Nativity, Adoration of the Shepherds). He goes to Naples again when he learns that the Pope is ready to pardon him. Just then he finds his death on the beach of Porto Ecole. He died when he was only thirty-nine years old.

Caravaggio's work made a revolution, opposing academic classicism and the illusionistic tendency of the Baroque. Through their immediate, brutal reading of reality, his paintings inexorably rivet the eye and suggest the emotions that fill them.

78 Caravaggio Artworks

Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy, 1610 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy 1610

Giclée Canvas Print
$49.98
SKU: 10983-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:106.5 x 91 cm
Private Collection

Nativity with Saints Lawrence and Francis, 1609 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10982-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:268 x 197 cm
Oratory of San Lorenzo, Palermo, Italy

Narcissus, c.1608/10 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Narcissus c.1608/10

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.97
SKU: 10981-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:113 x 97 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica a Palazzo Corsini, Rome, Italy

Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist, c.1608/10 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10980-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:116 x 140 cm
Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain

Resurrection of Lazarus, c.1608/09 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Resurrection of Lazarus c.1608/09

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.50
SKU: 10979-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:380 x 275 cm
Museo Nazionale, Messina, Italy

Saint Francis in Prayer, c.1608 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Saint Francis in Prayer c.1608

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$53.71
SKU: 10978-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:130 x 90 cm
Museo Civico Ala Ponzone, Cremona, Italy

Saint Jerome Writing, c.1607 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Saint Jerome Writing c.1607

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$51.78
SKU: 10977-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:117 x 157 cm
Co-Cathedral of St. John, Valleta, Malta

David with the Head of Goliath, c.1607 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

David with the Head of Goliath c.1607

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$58.40
SKU: 10976-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:90.5 x 116.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Annunciation, c.1608/10 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

The Annunciation c.1608/10

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$53.02
SKU: 10975-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:285 x 205 cm
Musee des Beaux Arts, Nancy, France

The Seven Acts of Mercy, 1606 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

The Seven Acts of Mercy 1606

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$82.13
SKU: 10974-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:387 x 256 cm
Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, Italy

Saintt John the Baptist, c.1605/06 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Saintt John the Baptist c.1605/06

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$91.21
SKU: 10973-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:97 x 131.5 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica a Palazzo Corsini, Rome, Italy

Christ Crowning with Thorns, c.1602/05 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Christ Crowning with Thorns c.1602/05

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$49.98
SKU: 10972-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:178 x 125 cm
Galleria del Palazzo degli Alberti, Prato, Italy

The Death of the Virgin, 1605 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

The Death of the Virgin 1605

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$50.14
SKU: 10971-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:369 x 245 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Madonna di Loreto, c.1603/04 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Madonna di Loreto c.1603/04

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$49.98
SKU: 10970-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:260 x 150 cm
Sant’Agostino, Rome, Italy

Portrait of Cardinal Cesare Baronio, c.1602/03 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10968-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:60 x 48 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Portrait of Monsignor Maffeo Barberini, 1603 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10967-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:124 x 90 cm
Private Collection

Lute Player, c.1600 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Lute Player c.1600

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$98.13
SKU: 10966-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:100 x 126.5 cm
Private Collection

The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew, c.1606/07 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10965-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:202.5 x 152.7 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

A Boy Peeling Fruit, c.1592/93 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

A Boy Peeling Fruit c.1592/93

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$49.98
SKU: 10964-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:61 x 48.3 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Calling of Sts Peter and Andrew, c.1602/04 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10963-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:140 x 176 cm
The Royal Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist, n.d. by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10962-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:117.5 x 95.9 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

The Denial of Saint Peter, n.d. by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

The Denial of Saint Peter n.d.

Giclée Canvas Print
$55.23
SKU: 10961-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:94 x 125.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Flagellation, 1607 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print

Flagellation 1607

Giclée Canvas Print
$93.34
SKU: 10960-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:286 x 213 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte , Napoli, Italy

The Decapitation of St. John the Baptist, 1608 by Caravaggio | Canvas Print
SKU: 10959-CMM
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Original Size:361 x 520 cm
Co-Cathedral of St. John, Valleta, Malta

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