Here's my guide to the Caravaggio Trail in Rome. This guide covers the life of the groundbreaking Baroque artist. And it tells you where to find his art in Rome. There are 24 of Caravaggio's famous paintings in Rome. They're in Rome's best museums, churches, and secret palaces.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (Italian 1573-1610) Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Ancient Art, Rome Italy Caravaggio pushed his figures up against the picture plane and used dramatic lighting which gives his paintings a quality of immediacy. He portrayed realistic observations of the physical and emotional human state. These combined characteristics had a formative influence on Baroque painting.