Caravaggio art links 


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Caravaggio: The Calling of Saint Matthew, 1599-1600
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[Italian Baroque Era Painter, ca.1571-1610]

• Also known as:  Michelangelo Merisi
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
• Relationships: Caravaggio's students included Juan Bautista Mayno.
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    Caravaggio Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteCaravaggio at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
The Conversion of the Magdalen, ca.1598

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The Lute-Player, ca.1595

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
The Supper at Emmaus, 1600

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteCaravaggio at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Death of the Virgin, ca.1601-05

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, 1604-05 (Zoom)

Notable SiteCaravaggio at the Prado Museum, Madrid
David Victorious over Goliath

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")
2 works online

Notable SiteVatican Museums, Vatican City
Deposition from the Cross

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Galleria Borghese, Rome

Galleria Borghese, Rome
David with the Head of Goliath
Madonna of the Palafrenieri
St John the Baptist in the Desert

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Giuditta che taglia la testa di Oloferne

Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome (in Italian)  
Riposo durante la Fuga in Egitto (Rest on the Flight into Egypt)

Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome (in Italian)  
Maddalena Penitente (Penitent Magdalene)

Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Italy

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
The Cardsharps (I Bari)

McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, Massachusetts
The Taking of Christ

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, France (in French)  
La Flagellation du Christ

Museum Collection Database for the Region of Haute-Normandie, France

Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Narcissus, ca.1595

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
St Francis meditating, 1603

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
St John the Bapist, 1606

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
The Taking of Christ, 1602

Palazzo Bianco, Genoa, Italy
Use the "right" arrow to advance to Sala 8 in order to see Caravaggio's Ecce Homo

Palazzo degli Alberti, Prato, Italy (in Italian)  

Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome (in Italian)  
8 works online

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

State Museums of Berlin

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Virtual Uffizi

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Connecticut
Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Symbols + Monograms
Scroll down to monogram 189

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteCaravaggio
Website about Caravaggio and his paintings

Notable SiteCaravaggio at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteCaravaggio at The Artchive  

Notable SiteCaravaggio at The Athenaeum  
66 works online by Caravaggio

Notable SiteCaravaggio in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteCaravaggio in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

1200 Years of Italian Sculpture (mostly in Italian)  

Aiwaz Panopticon

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Free Christ Images  

Google Art Project
5 works online

Humanities Web  

Jetset Image Galleries

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
4 unidentified paintings from a 2001 exhibition

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Unidentified painting from a 2004 exhibition

Olga's Gallery

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Google Images: "Caravaggio"      
Bing Images: "Caravaggio"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
FBI Art Theft Program
Nativity with San Lorenzo and San Francesco

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation
Caravaggio: A Most Romantic Destiny

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Mistica info (in Italian)  
Riposo durante la fuga in Egitto (detail), ca.1596

Mistica info (in Italian)  
Maddalena penitente, 1594-95

Mistica info (in Italian)  
San Francesco in estasi (detail), ca.1595

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Caravaggio  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

"The Other Michelangelo"

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"Caravaggio, and the Light of Truth," article by Roderick Conway Morris

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Swindlers' paradise", 2001 article by Adrian Searle

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on St John the Baptist, 1602

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Boy Bitten by a Lizard, 1595-1600

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Medusa, ca.1598

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"Prince of darkness", 2005 article by Adrian Searle

The London Evening Standard
"The other Michelangelo gets a go", 2001 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"Even After Four Centuries, Caravaggio's a Knockout", article by Hilton Kramer

Time Magazine
"Master of the Gesture", 1985 article by Robert Hughes

Time Magazine
"The First Bohemian", 1971 article by Robert Hughes

Wikiquote, compendium of quotations from the Wikimedia Foundation

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Caravaggio: Painter of Miracles

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M: The Man Who Became Caravaggio

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Caravaggio (Life & Times)

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Caravaggio's Secrets

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Caravaggio: A Life

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Caravaggio: Master of Light and Dark

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Masters of Art: Caravaggio


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Caravaggio: The Cardsharps
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The Conversion of St. Paul
The Conversion of St. Paul

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Caravaggio: The Lute Player (detail)
The Lute Player (detail)

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St. Jerome, 1605-06
St. Jerome, 1605-06

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The Fortune Teller, c. 1594
The Fortune Teller, c. 1594

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Bacchus, c.1597
Bacchus, c.1597

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