Portrait of the artist by Ottavio Leoni, c.1621 (detail) - Image via jeremydummett

Caravaggio / Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

Painting
Exhibition Announcements   |   Balasz Takac

Currently on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is an astonishing exhibition centered on the domains of Baroque masters, Bernini and Caravaggio.

Andrea Mantegna - Parnassus_
Top Lists, Art History   |   Balasz Takac

This particular list will guide you through some of the most representative examples of historical painting inspired by the Roman Mythology.

RAFAEL - Madonna Sixtina (Gemäldegalerie Alter_Meister,_Dresden,_1513-14
Top Lists, Art History   |   Amy Lin

These Christmas paintings by famous artists powerfully portray every part of the Christmas tale from the Announcement till the trip to Egypt.

Gustave Moreau - Oedipus and the Sphinx (detail), 1864
Top Lists, Art History   |   Elena Martinique

Greek myths and their characters have been inspiring artists throughout centuries. Here are some of the most famous Greek mythology paintings in art history. 

Caravaggio - The Calling of Saint Matthew detail
Top Lists, Art History   |   Balasz Takac

These five Caravaggio paintings changed the course of art history because of the outstanding use of light and the different interpretation of mythical themes.

Caravaggio - Saint Jerome Writing - Image via walksofitalycom
Art History   |   Andrey V.

We take a look at the characteristics and the contemporary role of chiaroscuro, arguably the most challenging and visually stunning way of depicting form ever invented.

Michelangelo Pistoletto – Venus of the Rags 1967, 1974. Image via Tate
Art History   |   Angie Kordic

Spanning many centuries, the Italian art and its outstanding, rich cultural legacy continue to inspire contemporary artists working in Italy today.

Caravaggio - Judith Beheading Holofernes, 1534, detail
Top Lists   |   Maria R

Explore the list of the most terrifying, dark, blood-freezing horror paintings made by the world's greatest masters that have marked the history of art.