Latest Caravaggio Stories

2011-04-06 10:35:00

Researchers are digging up the remains of an Italian noblewoman who they believe could be the model who sat for Leonardo da Vinci's infamous Mona Lisa masterpiece.

2011-03-29 20:05:40

Gaze upon Rembrandt's The Night Watch, The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, or one of the great Dutch master's famous self-portraits.

2010-05-11 11:58:00

LONDON, May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - London 27 May - 23 July 2010 Caravaggio's Friends & Foes is major loan exhibition held by Whitfield Fine Art in London.

2010-03-02 11:29:00

NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Vincent Van Gogh. Edvard Munch. Johannes Vermeer. Caravaggio. Francisco Goya. These five artists continue to inspire and capture imaginations.

2009-07-05 11:16:46

Participants in an upcoming public art exhibit in London say they are ready to pose as living statues in Trafalgar Square. Participant Tom de Freston told The Sunday Telegraph he will portray the late Italian artist Michelangelo Caravaggio in artist Antony Gormley's living statue exhibit at the London square. Caravaggio seems a bit over the top for these days so I wanted to send it up a bit, de Freston said of his part in the exhibit, which begins Monday. I am going as a giant pigeon,...

2009-03-10 13:58:25

Sixteenth-century Italian artist Caravaggio used techniques closely related to the essence of photography when painting his subjects, according to researcher Roberta Lapucci of Florence.

2008-11-28 22:42:36

The 16th century Italian painter Caravaggio may have used fireflies to create primitive photographs, an art historian says in the journal Stile Arte. ANSA said Roberta Lapucci, conservation chief at Florence's SACI institute, has proposed in her article that the painter developed a firefly powder as a tool and converted his studio into something of a camera obscura. The Italian news agency said that in studying Caravaggio's works, Lapucci discovered traces of photosensitive substances that...

2008-06-26 06:02:44

By Elisabetta Povoledo As Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and the rest of the cast and crew of "Angels and Demons" wrap up filming, the Dan Brown effect is on many minds here.

2007-01-14 03:00:09

By Lundgren, Jodi In the first of CBC Radio's now annual Canada Reads programs, celebrity participants selected Michael Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion as the novel that all Canadians should read.

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