Top Ten Paintings by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Top Ten Paintings by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

       Caravaggio (1573–1610) was an Italian baroque painter who was the best exemplar of naturalistic painting in the early 17th century. His use of models from the lower classes of society in his early secular works and later religious compositions appealed to the Counter Reformation taste for realism, simplicity, and piety in art. Equally important is his introduction of dramatic light-and-dark effects – termed chiaroscuro – into his works.

  1. Madonna di Loreto (1604)

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  2. David with the Head of Goliath (1602)

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  3. St. John the Baptist (1605)

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  4. The Crucifixion of St. Andrew (1610)

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  5. Ecce Homo (1600)

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  6. Narcissus (1597)

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  7. The Entombment of Christ (1602)

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  8. Cupid (1601)

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  9. Portrait of Alof de Wignacourt (1608)

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  10. The Calling of Saint Matthew (1600)

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  11. Medusa (1597)

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  12. The Cardsharps (1595)
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  13. Bacchus (1597)

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  14. The Lute-Player (1596)

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