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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
1599

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debbsbonandrini "Togliendo ogni belletto e vanità al colore,rinvigorì le tinte e restituì ad esse il sangue e l'incarnazione,ricordando a' pittori l'imitazione" (Bellori) #MichelangeloMerisi detto il #Caravaggio#MaddalenaPenitente#1594 1w

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intantoleggo Amici miei, come posso descrivere l'emozione procata nello steingere tra le mani questo capolavoro del leggendario #MiloManara? L'ho intercettato su internet ben due mesi prima della sua pubblicazione, ho stalkerato la povera commessa del #mondadoristore di #Lecce con visite a sorpresa e telefonate ad orari improbabili...e oggi, finalmente è mio...le tavole all'interno sono dei veri e propri quadri sui quali soffermrsi per coglierne i particolari, ma soprattutto...lui, il geniale #MichelangeloMerisi è bello e dannato proprio come l'ho immaginato e amato leggendo le sue biografie....vabbè, qualora non si fosse capito, ho un debole per #Caravaggio....gioia infinita ed entusiasmo alle stelle! #bookgasm #books #libri #nook #followers #followbooks #libridaleggere #librograms #fotodelgiorno #picoftheday #intantoleggo 1w

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painters_paintings Caravaggio: The Cardsharps, c. 1594, Oil on canvas, 94 cm × 131 cm (37 in × 52 in), Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

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The work represents an important milestone for Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. He painted it when he was attempting an independent career after leaving the workshop of the Cavaliere Giuseppe Cesari d'Arpino, for whom he had been painting "flowers and fruit", finishing the details for the Cavaliere's mass-produced output.
The painting shows an expensively-dressed boy playing cards with another boy. The second boy, a cardsharp, has extra cards tucked in his belt behind his back, out of sight of the mark but not the viewer, and a sinister older man is peering over the dupe's shoulder and signaling to his young accomplice. The second boy has a dagger handy at his side, and violence is not far away.

It was the second such painting Caravaggio created. The first, The Fortune Teller, had drawn attention, and this painting extended his reputation, small though it was at this stage. The subjects of The Fortune Teller and Cardsharps offered something new, realistic scenes of street life, especially with this beautifully rendered attention to little details such as the split fingers on the older man's gloves, or the teenage cheat's anxious glance at his master. The psychological insight is equally striking, the three figures bound together by the common drama, yet each with his own unique play within the larger play – for if the innocent is being duped, the other boy is no older, another innocent being corrupted even as he cheats his gull.

Cardsharps, with its mixture of brutal low-life realism and luminous Venetian delicacy, was much admired. Caravaggio appears to have produced more than one version of the work. Over fifty copies and variants made by other painters have survived, with artists such as Georges de La Tour painting their own appreciations of the theme.
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