When he painted The Death of the Virgin (c. 1601-6), Caravaggio had been working in Rome for fifteen years. The painting was commissioned by Laerzio Cherubini, a papal lawyer, for his chapel in the Carmelite church of Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere, Rome; the painting could not have been finished before 1605-1606. The Death of the Virgin (1606) is a painting completed by the Italian Baroque master Caravaggio. It is a near contemporary with the Madonna with Saint Anne now at the Galleria Borghese. It was commissioned by Laerzio Alberti, a papal lawyer, for his chapel in the Carmelite church of Santa Maria della Scala in Trastevere, Rome.
Caravaggio, whose fiery masterpieces included "The Death of the Virgin" and "David with the Head of Goliath," and who inspired generations of artists, was born as Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Died: Jul 18, 1610. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, for he abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists who had idealized both the human and religious experience. He can be said almost single-handedly to have created the Baroque style. Caravaggio was born in Milan, and his father worked as an architect for the Marchese of Caravaggio; his mother.
Caravaggio was born in Milan, where his father, Fermo Merisi, was a household administrator and architect-decorator to the Marchese of Caravaggio. His mother, Lucia Aratori, came from a propertied family of the same district. In 1576 the family moved to Caravaggio to . Caravaggio’s The Death of the Virgin portrayed a religious theme in a way, so realistic and brutal, that the clergy refused to hang his piece at the chapel. The public, especially monks, criticised Caravaggio for drawing an unworthy and inappropriate painting but also the lack of .
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Death of the Virgin, 1605-06, oil on canvas, 12′ 10″ x 8′ / 369 x 245 cm (Musée du Louvre, Paris) This was painted for the altar of a family chapel in the church of Santa Maria della Scala del Trastevere, Rome. Jul 14, 2019 · Caravaggio, byname of Michelangelo Merisi, (born September 29, 1571, Milan or Caravaggio [Italy]—died July 18/19, 1610, Porto Ercole, Tuscany), leading Italian painter of the late 16th and early 17th centuries who became famous for the intense and unsettling realism of his large-scale religious works. Becoming Caravaggio.