Caravaggio--I love the story behind this painting: Caravaggio painted his own head, dismembered
Caravaggio – ‘The Calling of St Matthew’
My recent "involuntary memory." Caravaggio's "The Calling of Saint-Matthew." Description of the paining from the blog: Zeitgeist sic itur ad astra ("thus to the stars"). Click here to read: (http://duluxdreams.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/caravaggio-the-calling-of-st-matthew/)
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas - Detail - Caravaggio 1601-02, via Caravaggista blog
Caravaggio's Crazy Life: The Paintings of a Killer
Note the critical thought represented by the wrinkled forehead, the outstretched arm, that subtle halo.
Basket of Fruit, Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio) ... vibration of his colours are ... litherally edible,if I may... :) Sensational !
Caravaggio's Deposition from the Cross - good example of tenebrism - Southern Baroque often used the diagonal - Council of Trent in post-reformation reaction encouraged art that would excite and educate