Event: CARAVAGGIO: THE CURSED PAINTER
Organizer: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
Speakers: Rocky Ruggiero
Tickets: $35 (concessions may apply)
Date: Aug 1st 12:00pm Pacific Time (USA). Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Aug 1st 12:00pm | ET: Aug 1st 3:00pm.
Europe - UK: Aug 1st 8:00pm | CET: Aug 1st 9:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Aug 2nd 3:00am | AET: Aug 2nd 5:00am.
"Known as the pittore maledetto, or the cursed painter, Caravaggio (1571–1610) not only revolutionized painting at the turn of the 16th century with his hyper-realistic style, he often turned Rome on its head with his criminal behavior. He was a street-brawler and a troublemaker who spent much of his time between brothels and taverns—when he wasn’t getting out of town one step ahead of the law.
Caravaggio’s tendencies toward vulgarity and even violence inevitably informed his art and many of his paintings reflect his difficult personality. Today, some refer to his behavior as that of a sociopath..."
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