10 Greatest Painters of All Time

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Caravaggio_-_Taking_of_Christ_-_Dublin7. Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi (or Amerighi) da Caravaggio was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque painting.