The Easel

Beyond Caravaggio review: a masterpiece of surprise

Caravaggio was immensely influential while alive but then promptly forgotten until the mid-1950’s. His innovations were substantial – closely observed real life detail, the interplay of light and dark, his dramatic tableaux, and more. But he had another quality important to the modern eye – “The realism of Caravaggio … is … neither logical nor scientific. It is an appetite for life.” An excellent video (3.5min) is here.