Caravaggio - the Cursed Painter - Art Historian Rocky Ruggiero

Jul 30, 2020 194

BY: Michael Rose

Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 6:00 PM - A Live Zoom Lecture with Art Historian Rocky Ruggiero, Ph.D. presented by the Providence Art Club. Admission: $10 PAC Members, $20 Non-Members. Ticket info here. Art historian Dr. Rocky Ruggiero will speak about the intense and fascinating life and art of Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio.

Known as the pittore maledetto – or the “cursed painter”, Caravaggio not only revolutionized painting at the turn of the 17th century with his “hyper-realistic style, he literally turned Rome on its head with his often-criminal behavior. Spending much of his time in brothels and taverns, Caravaggio’s love of the vulgar and violence because his primary artistic inspiration.

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