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  • Caravaggio 1571-1610
    • Painted what he knew; the here and now, which is why he based his figures on models of the streets
      • First noticed by Cardinal Francesco Del Monte, a respected civil servant who used power and influence to secure the position of  decorating the Contarelli Chapel
      • Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani an aristocratic banker/ collector  knew the cardinal and purchased St Matthew and the Angel
    • Of the poor lower classes, sharing cheap rooms with other painters, drinking and living on credit
      • Associated with street brawls, lived by the motto 'without hope, without fear.'
    • Wild personality, always searching for creative/ sensation rousing stimuli
    • Had a love of rebellion, reflected in his un-conventional works


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