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Caravaggio ended a tradition of Italian Renaissance painting with his radically new naturalistic style. Caravaggio used the streets and brothels for the inspiration for many of his early works. Caravaggio was sponsored by a patron by the name Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte and Caravaggio opened a small studio in his palace.



Working with a limited light source, he shed the restraints of the typical views of art at the time. His models came off the streets - beggars, vagabonds, musicians, women. Caravaggio's style was also the expression of a sincere and humble faith. Depicting martyrs and saints in a bold, naturalistic fashion.













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