Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Born September 1571, died July 1610. Operated in Sicily, Malta, Naples and Rome. Did realistic human states and used lighting to create drama in the emotional and physical states. Was trained by Simone Peterzano, who was trained by Titian. Did paintings, mostly for churches while in his twenties in Rome. Was popular with the chiaroscuro (movement from dark to light).
Rose to fame in the 1600s after painting Calling of St Mathew and Martyrdom of Saint Mathew. Was a vandal, and had the pope issue a death warrant for him. Died of fever at age 38. Sir Peter Paul Rubens. Born June 1577, died 1640. A Flemish baroque painter who used sensuality, colour and movement to create emphasis. Is popular for creating landscapes, altarpieces and portraits regarded as allegorical and mythical. Had a large studio in Antwerp. Was knighted by several kings of England such as Phillip IV, and Charles I. Was introduced to art by Otto Van Veen and Adam Van Noort. Used to cop works of earlier artists such as Hans Holbein and Marcantino Raimondi. Gian Lorenzo Bernini. Born in December 1598, died November 1680. Was a renowned Italian artist, sculptor, and architect operating from Rome. His baroque was manifested in his sculptures. His style was depicting intense states of psychological human nature. Was so good at art he was perceived of as Michelangelo’s successor. Most of his themes were religious, and he used light sources to create points of focus. Was a great rival of Borromini.