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The Violence of Caravaggio Caravaggio is considered to be one of the greatest artists of all time his style was one of a kind especially compared to the art in Italy His method of painting was one of a kind and a great reason for his popularity He set the trend for future painters he had many followers who took after him but compared to the painters of his time he was unique He was a very different man he looked at figures and stories in a completely different light literally His life was very short as were many artists lives in the early centuries but still action-packed He was born in a time of many of the great people we still know today He ran from authorities much of the time and got into fights with all types of people He had the type of attitude that no one liked except his closest followers I believe that his attitude affected his work He went out with the intent to offend people and make himself feel like he was better than the next guy He did that by pushing his paintings into an area where no one had ever gone In the end he was praised for it He was an aggressive man and it shows through what we know of his life and this aggression is reflected in his compositions Caravaggio was born in 1571 as Michelangelo Merisi He was born seven years after the death of Michelangelo who is considered to be the last and greatest of the Italian Renaissance painters Robb 7 He was also born twenty-one years before Montaigne the first modern European writer Caravaggio was born seven years after Marlowe and Shakespeare Marlowe being the man who invented modern drama and Shakespeare being arguably the greatest play-write of all time Even the great Galileo who made the solar system undeniable and the churches world view irrelevant was born seven years
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