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Caravaggio

Digital Requiem

Christopher Slaney | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media
Christopher Slaney

In April 2002 I delivered a graveside eulogy to my friend Benny who had succumbed to cancer. A few months later a mutual acquaintance asked me if I thought enough time had passed for it to be okay to delete Benny's name and number from his cell phone.

Moretti (NY) Exhibits Enigmatic David and Goliath

Menachem Wecker | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Menachem Wecker

Sebastiano Ricci's "David with the Head of Goliath" (see image) -- currently on view at Mortetti Fine Art in New York -- is particularly enigmatic.

Lessons in Letting Go: A Lost Brother and a Missing Caravaggio

Julie Genovese | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

I study the painting, the face of my past. I miss my brother. But even as the tears roll out once more, I feel a love and connection that will never leave. I take a deep breath as the bigger picture settles my soul.

Caravaggio and His Legacy

Peter Clothier | Posted 02.12.2013 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy studies that moment in art history when artists began to break away from aesthetic traditions and take a dive into the real-life physical and emotional drama of human existence.

LACMA's Trifecta of Exhibitions: Noir, Crime and Sin

Tracey Harnish | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

A trifecta of cinema-inspired exhibitions is now playing at LACMA. Now showing: a post-renaissance painter, an iconic film director and a pop art master.

A Dear John Letter to Painting

Tracey Harnish | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts
Tracey Harnish

You see, I was dipping into a little of that meditation on the million points of the physical with bits of light in the spaces between them, in my drawings, so I was easily seduced. Then came a period where it was all about me and critics be damned, I loved you Georgia O'Keeffe.

Art Exhibits at LACMA and the Getty: Invasion of Saints and Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Virtually simultaneously, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center have unveiled major exhibitions celebrating the legacy of two towering figures of Italian art.

Happy Birthday, Caravaggio!

Posted 09.29.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of beloved Italian artist, Michelangelo Merisi, more often referred to by the name of his native town, Caravaggio. The Baroque p...

Hamptons Journal: The History of Art and the Big Apple Circus

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.03.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Audrey Flack and the History of Art String Band offers a crash course in such giant art figures as Caravaggio, Camille Claudel, Lee Krasner, Van Gogh, Picasso, Mary Cassat, and Jackson Pollock.

New Caravaggio Drawings Discovered?

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts

ROME — Two Italian art historians claim to have discovered as many as 100 works, most of them drawings, by a very young Caravaggio in a collecti...

Was Caravaggio Murdered by the Church?

Telegraph | Posted 06.03.2012 | Arts
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His mysterious death at the age of 38 has been blamed variously on malaria, an intestinal infection, lead poisoning from the oil paints he used or a v...

Mike Ballard - The Evolution of a Street Artist (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Mike Ballard is a hard artist to categorise. Having started out in graffiti and street art, Ballard also dabbled in music production, often citing the...

What Caravaggio's Unusual Nativity Scene Teaches About Christmas

Kerry Weber | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Kerry Weber

The holy family depicted here endured struggles, as modern families do, and they met those struggles with faith and perseverance and obtained the peace, if only fleeting, that we see in this painting.

Caravaggio: A Renaissance Badass In Fort Worth

Tom Rhodes | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Tom Rhodes

"Sacrifice of Isaac" depicts Abraham about to prove his devotion to God by slitting the throat of his son Isaac when a winged angel steps in to intervene.

PHOTOS: Curate Your Own Art Exhibition

Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts

In an age where we can use the internet to become DJ's, composers, directors and human encyclopedias, it makes sense we should get a chance to try out...

Models for Caravaggio

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Yoani Sanchez

Since September 23rd, the oil painting of a young man leaning over a lake, attributed to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, has been on display in the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. After the listlessness of August, this art exhibit brings back to us the sensation of being a part of the world.

SLIDESHOW: Artists Gone Wild

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

Artists are often eccentric; that's part of their appeal. But there's a fine line between eccentricity and hide-your-kids lunacy, and the artists in t...

Restoration Jobs Available in Florence and Malta

John M. Eger | Posted 11.19.2011 | College
John M. Eger

The best art transcends time and place and speaks directly to our common humanity, our sense of justice, our desire for truth. This is true for the work of Caravaggio.

Grotesque Perfection: The Photography Of Petrina Hicks (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Anne B. Kelly | Posted 04.13.2012 | Home
Anne B. Kelly

A fleshy tongue licks a supernatural, waxy pink flower in slow motion. Upon second notice, teenage girls clustered together invoke Caravaggio's penetr...

Samuel Johnson Prize Winner Announced

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

LONDON — A book chronicling a Chinese tragedy under Mao has won Britain's richest nonfiction book award, the Samuel Johnson Prize. Frank Dikott...

PHOTO: Unknown Caravaggio Painting Discovered

Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

London art historian and dealer Clovis Whitfield claims to have identified a previously unrecognized painting by early 17th-century master Caravaggio....

PHOTOS: A Painter's Enigmatic View Of Humanity

Posted 08.01.2011 | Arts

At once seemingly straightforward and confusing, Goran Djurovic's paintings in "Borrow Light" offer riddles to their viewers. Swathed in the usual tra...

Top 10 Persecuted Artists

TIME | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

On Sunday, artist Ai Weiwei -- best known for helping design the "Bird's Nest" Olympic stadium in Beijing -- was detained by Chinese authorities as pa...

Self-Portraits: When Artists Turn Their Gaze Inward

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

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ART + TECHNOLOGY: Italian Masterpieces Just A Click Away

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME — Imagine being so close to Botticelli's Venus that you can see the strands of her blond hair, the shades of pink in her cheeks, the cracks...