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Caravaggio Line breaks: Cara|vag¦gio
Pronunciation: /ˌkarəˈvadʒɪəʊ/

Definition of Caravaggio in English:

( Circa 1571–1610), Italian painter; full name Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. An influential figure in the transition from late Mannerism to Baroque, he made use of naturalistic realism and dramatic light and shade.


Pronunciation: /ˌkarəvaˈdʒɛsk/
Example sentences
  • It is sensitivity to expression that differentiates Valentin's work from lesser Caravaggesque artists such as Manfredi.
  • The Nostell picture, with its almost Caravaggesque realism and elegance, depicts the trappings of sybaritic consumption.
  • The Samson and Delilah in the National Gallery in London, painted on Rubens's return from Italy, with its Michelangelesque Samson and Caravaggesque lighting, would have been particularly informative.

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