Caravaggisti

plural noun Ca·ra·vag·gis·ti \ ˌkär-ə-ˌvä-ˈjē-stē \

Definition of Caravaggisti

:artists of the 17th century who were influenced by or worked in the style of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio
  • In the Netherlands in the 1620s, the Utrecht Caravaggisti set the fashion for life-size half-length genre figures: drinkers, lute players and singers.
  • —Melissa PercivalFragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination2012

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First Known Use of caravaggisti

1942


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