Michelangelo Merisi: Caravaggio's Impact On The Art

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Michelangelo Merisi, also known as Caravaggio, had a wide impact on the Arts during the Baroque Era. Caravaggio was interested in the arts from when he was a child; he was an apprentice to a painter in Milan for four years. It was with this painter Caravaggio was able to learn and gain a great amount of interest in painting. At age 21, he travelled to Rome in order to make a name for himself, and to seek out a successful career. Rome was a site that attracted many aspiring and upcoming artists who either worked for the Church or were commissioned by private collectors. Caravaggio started his career in Rome painting small still-life pieces; but during the 1590’s Caravaggio became very well known for his religious works, and by 1599 Caravaggio
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