Rare paintings and sketches of Caravaggio discovered

A discovery by two Italian historians lead to finding of rare paintings, unknown sketches of the Italian baroque painter and Renaissance master Caravaggio. This Italian painter’s realistic paintings have lead to the setting of new standards in the Western Art. There are only some ninety paintings of this master craftsman that are available up till now. Caravaggio died in the year-1610 in his late thirties after fighting a disruptive life.

This team of historians’ claimed to stumble upon on at least one hundred of previously undiscovered early sketches by Caravaggio hidden in a castle in Milan. The sketches of Caravaggio were found among 1,378 works in the archive of painter Simone Peterzano who employed the teenage Michelangelo Merisi alias Caravaggio as an apprentice in the Lombardy studio in 1584 to 1588 before Caravaggio headed south to Rome.

These works are believed to date back from Caravaggio’s time as a student in Milan but previously these works were attributed to the archive of painter Simone Peterzano. The sketches that forms the legacy of artist Caravaggio is a champion for the cause of the dramatic chiaroscuro technique of mixing light and shade and whose popularity that has soared in over the past one hundred years will be published on Friday in an eBook to be sold on Amazon.


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