"'We loved the Caravaggios.'"
Portrait of Caravaggio
Public DomainPortrait of Caravaggio - Credit: Ottavio Leoni

Although Gerald meant to say Carpaccios here, he has accurately named another celebrated Italian painter.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was an Italian artist who worked in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily. He painted many portraits, religious subjects, and secular subjects, and is seen as one of the orginators of the Baroque style in painting. He is particularly renowned for his dramatic use of chiaroscuro (strong contrast between light and dark).


'David and Goliath' (c.1600)
Public Domain'David and Goliath' (c.1600) - Credit: Caravaggio