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Caravaggio was an Italian Artist who Died Young, LGBTQ Artist and Chiaroscuro Artist born on September 29, 1571. Caravaggio contributed to the Baroque movement and died on July 18, 1610.

Boy Peeling Fruit, Caravaggio

Boy Peeling Fruit 1592

Fortune Teller, Caravaggio

Fortune Teller 1594

The Musicians, Caravaggio

The Musicians 1595

Bacchus, Caravaggio

Bacchus 1596

Narcissus, Caravaggio

Narcissus 1594 – 1596

Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Caravaggio

Saint Catherine of Alexandria 1595 – 1596

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto, Caravaggio

Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto 1597

Rest on the Flight to Egypt, Caravaggio

Rest on the Flight to Egypt 1597

Basket of Fruit, Caravaggio

Basket of Fruit 1599

The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, Caravaggio

The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew 1599

Calling of Saint Matthew, Caravaggio

Calling of Saint Matthew 1600

Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence, Caravaggio

Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence 1600

Conversion on the way to Damascus, Caravaggio

Conversion on the way to Damascus 1600 – 1601

Cupid as Victor, Caravaggio

Cupid as Victor 1601

Judith Beheading Holofernes, Caravaggio

Judith Beheading Holofernes 1598 – 1602

Supper at Emmaus (1602), Caravaggio

Supper at Emmaus (1602) 1602

The Sacrifice of Isaac, Caravaggio

The Sacrifice of Isaac 1601 – 1602

Without doubt you can call him John Testicle, who sets himself to criticizing someone else who could be his master for a hundred years.

Poems in mockery of painter Giovanni Baglione 1603

The Entombment of Christ, Caravaggio

The Entombment of Christ 1602 – 1603

John the Baptist in the Wilderness, Caravaggio

John the Baptist in the Wilderness 1604

Supper at Emmaus (1606), Caravaggio

Supper at Emmaus (1606) 1606

David with the Head of Goliath (1607), Caravaggio

David with the Head of Goliath (1607) 1607

Raising of Lazarus, Caravaggio

Raising of Lazarus 1609

David with the Head of Goliath (1610), Caravaggio

David with the Head of Goliath (1610) 1610

John the Baptist, Caravaggio

John the Baptist 1610

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