Definition of Caravaggio in English:

Caravaggio

Line breaks: Cara|vag¦gio
Pronunciation: /ˌkarəˈvadʒɪəʊ
 
, karaˈvaddʒo/
( 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.

Derivatives

Caravaggesque

Pronunciation: /ˌkarəvaˈdʒɛsk/
adjective
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  • 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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