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Caravaggio

[kar-uh-vah-joh; Italian kah-rah-vahd-jaw] /ˌkær əˈvɑ dʒoʊ; Italian ˌkɑ rɑˈvɑd dʒɔ/
noun
1.
Michelangelo Merisi da
[mahy-kuh l-an-juh-loh muh-ree-zee dah,, mik-uh l-;; Italian mee-kel-ahn-je-law me-ree-zee dah] /ˌmaɪ kəlˈæn dʒəˌloʊ məˈri zi dɑ,, ˌmɪk əl-;; Italian ˌmi kɛlˈɑn dʒɛ lɔ mɛˈri zi dɑ/ (Show IPA),
c1565–1609? Italian painter.
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  • Go to it, he counseled, and the Caravaggio smiled down at him.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • Too long, shrieked he, we have let you be annoying the artists, by reason of the Caravaggio.

    The Making of Bobby Burnit George Randolph Chester
  • It was a glance for a Spagnoletto or a Caravaggio to catch and immortalise.

    Coningsby Benjamin Disraeli
  • And as for a second place in painting, who would care to be Caravaggio or Caracci?

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Paroni pursued the manner of Caravaggio, but his career was short.

British Dictionary definitions for Caravaggio

Caravaggio

/Italian karaˈvaddʒo/
noun
1.
Michelangelo Merisi da (mikeˈlandʒelo meˈriːzi da). 1571–1610, Italian painter, noted for his realistic depiction of religious subjects and for his dramatic use of chiaroscuro.
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