Caravaggio and Me
Inclusion of Paintings I Use As Examples
I have tried to arrange the paintings I mention in my article in an order that makes it easier to view and help understand what I have written.
Caravaggio's "Conversion of Saint Paul" (Picture 1)
"The Resurrection" and "Death of the Virgin" by Caravaggio
Angelica and Medoro by Peterzano
"A Sacre Conversazione: The Madonna and Child" by Titian
Caravaggio's "Boy with Basket of Fruit"
Rembrandt's "The Night Watch"
'David Holding Goliath's Head" by Caravaggio (Picture 9)
The End of this Story - Not My Love of the Arts
Of course, we had to leave and I was like a father who has to be pried away from the maternity ward the first time he gets to see his new-born child. We were to see more Caravaggio's, some even more brilliant and as famous but none of them exceeded or surpassed the heights, emotionally, of my first "in my face" Caravaggio - that Caravaggio. I doubt any words I will ever be able to write will ever describe my emotions - wonderful emotions - of that unforgettable day. If 'you' ever meet me face to face, ask me to act it out. I have yet to have a disappointed audience. One sad note. As I wrote in another article, when I lost my home to foreclosure and Chase Bank and Fannie Mae allowed the property manager, James Watson of Butler, PA to steal or destroy my possessions, it sadly included all my notebooks, diaries and countless pictures. Thank goodness they could not steal or destroy my memories.
Additional art-based articles I have written
- THE ARTS = A Brightspot Even for the Homeless
The Arts - especially BALLET - is always a bright spot when life is dark and dismal.
- Marius Petipa - Extrordinary Ballet Choreographer
As I started my own research to get a fuller history of Marius Petipa, I decided to share this information with my fellow lovers of ballet.
- Martha Graham - Innovator, Revolutionary and Pioneer...
Since dance, ballet in my case, is a great love of mine, I decided to write about another genius of choreography. I decided to pick an artist I knew little about and truly wanted to learn more about.
- Ballet + Balanchine = Bravo!
This is a brief but complete biography of Balanchine. When I took ballet, I enjoyed learning some of his outstanding choreography.
- Sir Frederick Ashton- A Superlative Choreographer
Sir Frederick Ashton, who despite many hurdles and prejudices in his youth, went on to follow his dream and become one of ballet's most original, beloved and outstanding choreographers.
- The Day My Passion For Ballet Was Born = IGNITED!
Through all the bleak (but improving!) days I am currently experiencing and when I need an emotional uplift, I think and