Caravaggio was an Italian painter of the Baroque period who is widely considered one of the most influential painters in the history of art. He is best known for his naturalistic style and his intense, emotional depictions of religious themes. His paintings were highly sought after during his lifetime and they still draw crowds today. Here you can find news and articles about Caravaggio, his work, and his influence on the art world.
The Italian painter Caravaggio completed his The Raising of Lazarus around 1609, and it is currently on display at the Museo Regionale in Messina (1571–1610). The artist Caravaggio and his artist companion Mario Minniti escaped to Sicily in August 1608 after Caravaggio was imprisoned on Malta for an unspecified offence. As a result of Minniti's advocacy, he was awarded several significant contracts, including this one for the Padri Crociferi church in Messina, which was donated on June 10,