University of Bath

Caravaggio - from sacred art to criminal on the run

Caravaggio – his influence from the 17th century to the present day

22 Feb 20175.15pm
22 Feb 20176.15pm

Caravaggio is an artist who is so well known both through his dramatic paintings and through his equally dramatic life. In this lecture, art historian Gayna Pelham will look at the immediate impact his work had on the artists around him and how it is still influencing artists and other art forms today. From painting to film, opera to TV, Caravaggio's effect reverberates across the centuries and infiltrates our culture in more ways than we realise.