«Caravaggio and his followers» in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

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The Museum of Fine Arts opens the exhibition «Caravaggio and his followers».

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio is the famous Italian artist, who influenced the art in general, as he was a founder of a new style of painting for his time – realism.

His works amazed contemporaries with their dramatic effect, despite the fact that at that time (XVI — XVII centuries) baroque was the main style. In the early period of his creation Caravaggio was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci`s works. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was highly controversial person: on the one hand, he was a rebel by his nature and lived against the rules and on the other hand, he was the official artist of the Madrid court.

Caravaggio`s art influenced many artists and we can see it in the forthcoming exhibition, which will represent not only Caravaggio`s paintings, but also his followers` ones, who willingly adopted his spectacular techniques, but did not have his passion.

 

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