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Entitled Martirio di San Lorenzo, the picture that is in the possession of the Jesuit Catholic order. Although authentication final painting is not complete yet, experts say the artist's works belongs almost certainly the most important representative of the current Baroque painting, as painting shows many of the typical personal style of Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571 - 1610) and the dramatic effects of light, or unique perspective from which the subject can be seen painting.
Saint Lawrence of Rome, was burned in the year 258, during the persecution of Christians in order of Emperor Valerian.
Coincidence or not, Italy celebrates the 400th anniversary this year anniversary of the death of Caravaggio. On this occasion, a number of churches and art galleries will mark time by exposing the artist's most important works, which can be admired including at night.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio was born in 1571 in Milan and was a pioneer of the current Baroque is famous for his duels. After such a duel, Caravaggio killed his opponent, was forced to leave Rome, the city where he won fame both artistic and friendship and protection of many aristocrats and cardinals.
Caravaggio died mysteriously on July 18, 1610. Last month an Italian anthropologist announced that it has discovered the remains of the artist, after some digging in the Porto ENCO, the remains are dated with carbon-14, and their DNA being minutely analyzed. Some theories of his death suggests that he was killed on a secluded beach in Tuscany, or has collapsed there after an illness.
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