Caravaggisti

DEFINITION

Artists influenced by "Caravaggio", Michelangelo Merisi (Italian, Lombard, 1571/73-1610) ? his dramatically contrasting dark-light effects; painters of "night pictures" in the "dark manner", a manner known as tenebrism (or by the equivalent Italian term tenebroso).(pr. KAH-rə-vah-JEE-stee)Examples of works by Caravaggio and his followers: Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, Lombard, 1571/73-1610), The Musicians, c. 1595, oil on canvas, 36 1/4 x 46 5/8 inches (92.1 x 118.4 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. (On the Met's page, you can enlarge any detail.) See Baroque. Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (Italian, 1571/73-1610), The Crucifixion of St. Andrew, 1607, oil on canvas, 202.5 x 152.7 cm, Cleveland Museum of Art.

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