Narcissus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Narcissus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Caravaggio--I love the story behind this painting: Caravaggio painted his own head, dismembered

Caravaggio--I love the story behind this painting: Caravaggio painted his own head, dismembered

CARAVAGGIO Christ at the Column (detail)

CARAVAGGIO Christ at the Column (detail)

Giovanni Baglione, Amor Sacro e Amor Profano (Sacred and Profane Love), ca. 1602-1603, oil on canvas (240 x 143) cm, Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, inv. 1268.

Giovanni Baglione, Amor Sacro e Amor Profano (Sacred and Profane Love), ca. 1602-1603, oil on canvas (240 x 143) cm, Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, inv. 1268.

Just stunning - Caravaggio. Detail from 'The Denial of St. Peter'. A master of Chiaroscuro.

Just stunning - Caravaggio. Detail from 'The Denial of St. Peter'. A master of Chiaroscuro.

Il Caravaggio, Wow! He looks like a young Mick Jagger.

Il Caravaggio, Wow! He looks like a young Mick Jagger.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598,  the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Caravaggio, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1598, the light is so delicate in paintings by Caravaggio. The way he could paint was in strong contrast with how he lived his life.

Caravaggio's St Francis - this takes my breathe away!

Caravaggio's St Francis - this takes my breathe away!

Note the critical thought represented by the wrinkled forehead, the outstretched arm, that subtle halo.

Note the critical thought represented by the wrinkled forehead, the outstretched arm, that subtle halo.

CARAVAGGIO. One of my favorites that we learned about in art history. He's…

CARAVAGGIO. One of my favorites that we learned about in art history. He's…

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