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The Art of Caravaggio

The Art of Caravaggio

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will consider the work of Caravaggio and the emulation of his style by artists known as "Caravaggisti," or followers of Caravaggio.
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This lesson discusses the distinctive style of Caravaggio and its influence on his followers, the Caravaggisti.

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Terms to Know


A style or method of painting characterized by large areas of dark colors and a ray of light.


Artists who painted in the style of the painter Caravaggio.



Image of Caravaggio, Conversion of Saint Paul, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Michelangelo_Caravaggio_036.jpg; Image of Caravaggio, Calling of Saint Matthew, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CaravaggioContarelli.jpg; Image of Caravaggio, Entombment of Christ, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Caravaggio_-_La_Deposizione_di_Cristo.jpg; Image of Gentileschi, Judith Slaying Holofernes, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GENTILESCHI_Judith.jpg; Image of Georges de la Tour, Mary Magdalen with the Smoking Flame, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magdalen_with_the_Smoking_Flame_c1640_Georges_de_La_Tour.jpg