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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) “There’s a man called Michelangelo who’s doing wonderful things in Rome . . . . [He’s] risen from poverty through hard work . . . [and] won’t be held back by faint-heartedness or lack of courage . . . . “This Michelangelo’s famous for his work . . . . [He’s] got no respect for the work of any [other] master . . . [and] says everything’s triviality and child’s play . . . if it hasn’t been done from life, and we can do no better than follow nature. So he won’t make a single brushstroke without close study of life, which he copies and paints. . . . “[His work] is very pleasing and [he] has an exceptionally pleasing style, and one for our young painters to follow.” —Carel Van Mander, Het Schilder-Boeck (1604)
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Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus , 1601
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Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus Note how Caravaggio plays with the liminal space : the space right in front of the picture, in which we the viewers stand – the space on the threshold of the picture (from the Latin limen = “threshold”).
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Supper at Emmaus
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2011 for the course ARTH 4427 taught by Professor Zucker during the Fall '11 term at LSU.

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