Caravaggio, a renowned painter of the Baroque movement, is as well-known for his tumultuous life as for his innovative works. He was a master of chiaroscuro and his art often depicted raw and violent scenes, revolutionising classical representation. If you want to learn more about this artist who reshaped art history, check out our playlist!

Curator of Later Italian, Spanish, and French 17th-century Paintings, Letizia Treves, guides you through the tumultuous life of Caravaggio. She looks at how his innovative style developed from a focus on nature and expression in his early works to the sophistication of his mature works.

Content produced by : The National Gallery

On the agenda
video - 30:00
Caravaggio: His life and style in three paintings
By: The National Gallery
video - 4:00
Caravaggio’s Nativity
By: Accessible art history
video - 15:50
Caravaggio’s Taking of Christ
By: Great Art Explained
video - 8:06
Differences between Renaissance and Baroque Art
By: Accessible art history
podcast - 31:56
Caravaggio the Murder or the Murdered ?
By: ArtCurious
video - 13:17
Know the Artist: Caravaggio
By: Several Circles