plural noun

Ca·​ra·​vag·​gis·​ti ˌkär-ə-ˌvä-ˈjē-stē How to pronounce Caravaggisti (audio)
: 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 Percival, Fragonard and the Fantasy Figure: Painting the Imagination, 2012

Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Caravaggisti was in 1942

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“Caravaggisti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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