Considered among the earliest representatives of Baroque art, the painter Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, emerged mid-to-late 16th century during a time of deep political, religious and social changes. During his brief and violent life, he combined the artistic legacies that preceded him into a revolutionary way of expressing stories and emotions using, among other techniques, the powerful use of light and darkness. We will cover the life, times and artistic legacy of Caravaggio, in the context of the Catholic Reformation and the age of Baroque.
GROUP LEADER: Antonella Doucette is an Italian native, residing in Italy for the first 28 years of her life. The education she received there focused on the knowledge of Greek and Latin classic literature, philosophy, European history and art, as well as Italian language and literature. She is currently a docent and member of the faculty at the Worcester Art Museum. Recently she lectured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
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