Caravaggio, it is a nickname of Michelangelo da Merisi (1571-1610) – Italian painter, the second Michelangelo, born a few years after the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), sculptor of the Pietà and painter of the Sistine Chapel. Before the leaving Lombardy and trying happiness in papal Rome, Caravaggio has spent some years in Milan. Undoubtedly, youthful years influenced greatly on this artist’s destiny as reformer. The history of Caravaggio’s formatting is connected with his ‘’success with critics’’, supporters praised him to the skies as the artist whose teacher was the nature itself. Bright colors, monophonic background, as a rule, pay attention to vitality of the plots represented in pictures. Originality of plots treatment included already in their choice and in free interpretation of traditional circuits. This innovation also marks itself a birth of realism in modern value of this word. Caravaggio was destined to electrify painting in the early years of the 17th century, causing shockwaves which would be felt throughout most of Europe as each generation of painters caught on to his revolution in easel painting. The Carravaggists (early followers in Italy, Netherlands, Flanders and Spain) were followed by the generation of giants, Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Velázquez, each borrowing from the man who painted with a striking directness that compels the spectator to participate in the action.
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.