Giovanni Baglione, Amor Sacro e Amor Profano (Sacred and Profane Love), ca. 1602-1603, oil on canvas (240 x 143) cm, Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, inv. 1268.

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Giovanni Baglione, Amor Sacro e Amor Profano (Sacred and Profane Love), ca. 1602-1603, oil on canvas (240 x 143) cm, Rome, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini, inv. 1268.

Just stunning - Caravaggio. Detail from 'The Denial of St. Peter'. A master of Chiaroscuro.

Just stunning - Caravaggio. Detail from 'The Denial of St. Peter'. A master of Chiaroscuro.

Narcissus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Narcissus by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Caravaggio--I love the story behind this painting: Caravaggio painted his own head, dismembered

Caravaggio--I love the story behind this painting: Caravaggio painted his own head, dismembered

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/)

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

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas - Detail - Caravaggio 1601-02, via Caravaggista blog

Caravaggio's St Francis - this takes my breathe away!

Caravaggio's St Francis - this takes my breathe away!

Note the critical thought represented by the wrinkled forehead, the outstretched arm, that subtle halo.

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 !

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

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

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