Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610). Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, the Italian painter Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists before him. They had idealized the human and religious experience. Caravaggio’s  paintings  combine realistic observations of humans with a dramatic use of lighting.  He had a formative influence on […]

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Marcel Duchamp challenges our notion of art as something idealistic. Here is a quote about him from the Wikipedia: Marcel Duchamp (1887 – 1968)  was a French artist whose work is most often associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements. Considered by some to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century, Duchamp’s output influenced the development […]

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