MIchelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian, 1571-1610) was an innovative and hugely influential Baroque painter in European art. His work is a prime
example of a style of art called Tenebrism. Here is a short video created by the “Nerdwriter” from the free educational website, Open Culture.
Read the article and watch the video by clicking the blue text above. Answer two of the questions below. Brief answers per question is fine. To receive both
points, your answers should be based on information found in the video and article. Submit your answers on this assignment page.
Answer two of the following questions:
How does Caravaggio’s work differ from previous styles of European Painting?
In the painting, “The Calling of St. Matthew,” describe the subject/narrative, and how the artist interpret it?
What did the Catholic Church hope to accomplish by commissioning Caravaggio to create paintings?
Caravaggio was considered a “bad boy” artist. What were some of his alleged transgressions?