Michelangelo Merisi or Amerighi da Caravaggio, or as we all know him Caravaggio is one of the greatest masters of all times.
He was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily.
I am not going to provide the full biography of the artist, but I cannot help mentioning his unique personality and special attitude to life.
He I must say that there is no other artist who was as talented as rebellious. When many years ago I saw the painting made by Caravaggio, the first thought that I had was “he is a divine painter”. I pictured him as a truly humble and refine man, because the paintings were made in a very elegant way.
Later I found out that he was accused for murder, spending time with easy women and drinking in pubs, standing severely against the Church. He was famous during his life receiving a lot of commissions, including orders for painting on the religious subjects. He prefered to picture himself in a various connotation (Ill Bacchus) and in general he was more into painting young boys, which can also tell us something about him. His novelty in Art was the way of picturing people in a very naturalistic way highlighting their figures on the contrast to the environment.
But he was completely forgotten after his mysterious death at the age of 38.